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
12081 1 day ago Matthew Melin San Diego, CA End massive data collection and storage of hundreds of millions of American citizens. Restore our rights afforded to us under the constitution of the United States.
12080 2 days ago JD FOOS OLALLA, WA
12079 3 days ago Anonymous Crested Butte, CO And we must overturn Citizens United immediately, and break up the media conglomerates so we can start having real journalism to educate the citizens of this country about the out of control governm...
12078 5 days ago Kip Winter CT
12077 1 week ago Anonymous
12076 1 week ago Anonymous
12075 1 week ago K. Arnone Brooklyn, NY
12074 2 weeks ago Carol Hobbs Kansas City, MO
12073 3 weeks ago K. Arnone Brooklyn, NY
12072 1 month 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 1 month ago Dennis Ingham Marenisco, MI
12070 1 month ago Karla Lauritsen LaPorte, CO
12069 1 month 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 month ago Thomas Wolfe
12067 1 month ago Anonymous Milwaukee, WI
12066 1 month ago Anonymous Santa Monica, CA
12065 1 month ago Lawrence Schuchart Spokane, WA
12064 1 month 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 1 month ago Shan L
12062 1 month ago Charlotte Peterson San Rafael, CA
12061 1 month ago Bruce Hansen Tempe, AZ
12060 1 month ago Andrea Berens St Petersburg, FL
12059 2 months ago Alexis Montgomery San Diego, CA
12058 2 months ago paul hohmen louisville, KY
12057 2 months 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...
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