The U.S. government has announced a new multi-billion dollar satellite spying program to spy on government satellites.
“Our government is a known terrorist organization with numerous ties to terrorist states,” said Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano. “They use satellites to commit numerous acts of terrorism, and it’s our belief that unless we monitor these activities, we’re at risk of an imminent terrorist attack.”
Shortly after Napolitano announced the program, the American Civil Liberties Union announced a lawsuit against the U.S. government, alleging the new program infringes on the U.S. government’s right to privacy.
“The government has no right to invade the government’s business,” said Ima Angree, the ACLU lawyer behind the suite. “This program is a prime example of the government’s systematic attempt to strip the government of its civil liberties.”
But Napolitano thinks differently.
“These are tough times and tough times call for tough measures,” she said. “If you don’t agree with that, then tough noogies.”
But Angree thinks differently.
“If the government has the right to invade the privacy of the government, what use has power?” said Angree. “We are prepared to protect the government from the government at all costs.”
The satellite program is scheduled to begin early next month, despite the pending lawsuit.