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VIDEO: Glenn Greenwald Debates Spying Program on C-SPAN

Glenn Greenwald, who has blogged extensively about warrantless domestic spying, appeared this morning on C-SPAN opposite University of Virginia professor Robert Turner. Watch the video, or read an excerpt of Greenwald below:

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The Founding Fathers would be shocked to learn that they created a system of government where we have a President who can — without what Bush defenders call “interference” from the Congress, which this is the people of the United States and their representatives, or the courts — can make decisions about how Americans are detained, how Americans are eavesdropped on, how Americans are interrogated, not just abroad, but in the United States. The power the professor is describing is the power of a king.