Demand a Senate Investigation into America's Secret Government

Senator Dianne Feinstein's allegations that the CIA spied on a Senate investigation of torture under the Bush administration raise serious questions regarding the separation of powers and Congress's ability to monitor our intelligence agencies. And the allegations are only the latest in a series of revelations that show that the United States' secret government is out of control. From our country's actions in the years following 9/11 to the mass surveillance exposed by Edward Snowden, the need for a full accounting of the abuses of our intelligence agencies has become crystal clear.

In the mid-1970s, a Senate select committee known as the Church Committee uncovered CIA plans to assassinate foreign leaders and FBI spying on and intimidation of peace and civil rights activists, including Martin Luther King, Jr.. Recently, Frederick A.O. Schwarz Jr., the chief counsel for that committee and recent recipient of the Ridenhour Courage Prize, took to the pages of The Nation to call for a "new Church Committee," one that would serve as "a new nonpartisan, fact-based and comprehensive investigation of our secret government."

The need for more comprehensive scrutiny of our intelligence operations becomes more apparent every day. Join The Nation and Daily Kos in calling on Congress to launch an independent investigation into America's secret government.

(Reuters/Larry Downing)

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Number Date Name Location
12072 23 hours ago M Solomon II harrisburg, PA we slip more and more into authoritarian corporate-fascism every single day. Only the light of transparency has any hope of saving us (and comprehensive public election finance)
12071 4 days ago Dennis Ingham Marenisco, MI
12070 4 days ago Karla Lauritsen LaPorte, CO
12069 6 days ago Joe Beverly Reno, NV My signature on this petition is not to be construed as an endorsement of the comments made by the other petition signers.
12068 1 week ago Thomas Wolfe
12067 1 week ago Anonymous Milwaukee, WI
12066 2 weeks ago Anonymous Santa Monica, CA
12065 2 weeks ago Lawrence Schuchart Spokane, WA
12064 3 weeks ago Anonymous novato, CA In back-door agreements, secret lawmaking, secret trials, persecution of advocates of open government, We are seeing contempt for the Constitution and a government changed into something unrecognize...
12063 3 weeks ago Shan L
12062 3 weeks ago Charlotte Peterson San Rafael, CA
12061 4 weeks ago Bruce Hansen Tempe, AZ
12060 4 weeks ago Andrea Berens St Petersburg, FL
12059 4 weeks ago Alexis Montgomery San Diego, CA
12058 4 weeks ago paul hohmen louisville, KY
12057 4 weeks ago Anonymous Santa Monica, CA Certain authoritarian entities claim, "if you have nothing to hide, why would you resist disclosure?" We, the People, must hold our entire government to these standards first. Government is accounta...
12056 1 month ago Ed Poder Johnstown, PA
12055 1 month ago Nathan Myers Davis, CA
12054 1 month ago K. Arnone Brooklyn, NY
12053 1 month ago Frank Martinet Santa Rosa, CA
12052 1 month ago Henry Woods Lake City, CO Only people who operate in secret need to protect themselves from their citizens!
12051 1 month ago Alastair Murray Olympia, WA
12050 1 month ago rita addessa philadelphia, PA
12049 1 month ago Dennis Nolan Sun City West, AZ
12048 1 month ago Victor Rivera NYC, NY All this spying is really getting out of hand. We are losing our respect in Europe and other countries. We need to wake up and take this country back to the People who do not want this type of gover...
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