Stop—Impeachment” (Opinion, Dec. 29) concluded with very ominous
thoughts. My childhood in the midst of the Holocaust in Budapest
probably included all the warning signs we are now ignoring.
The president’s belligerent defense of illegal domestic spying
jogged yet another memory. His assurance that these illegal
policies only applied to a limited list; adding for emphasis
“I repeat, limited,” reminded me of animated discussions from
about 1941 and ’42 of who was on some “list” and who was temporarily
safe. It took a while, but many of us found ourselves in mortal
danger much too soon.
Only the executive really knows who is being monitored by
the NSA program. So the lack of any oversight raises concerns
of why even the semblance of a court review is bypassed. Rapid
action seems little encumbered by the legal review process.
So who is on the secret NSA list, and why can’t very pliant,
security-minded jurists carry out their oversight? Are the
people on the list suspected terrorists or opponents of administration?
We hope it’s not too late to restrain this and other unchecked
“Game On, Video-Game Vision aries”(Dec. 8), FEED, a multimedia
exhibit shown at RPI in November, was mistakenly attributed
to Friedrich Kirschner. It is actually the work of Kurt
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