Monday, May 21, 2012

Obamanation: Amendment Gives Obama Admin Authority to use Propaganda on the American People

Amendment to defense authorization bill grants the federal government authority to use misinformation and propaganda on the American people, effectively overturning provisions of the Smith-Mundt Act of 1948 and Foreign Relations Authorization Act in 1987 which prevent such actions by the federal government.

Democrat Rep. Adam Smith, sponsor of the amendment, wrote after the bill passed, "We must ensure that they have the tools and resources they need to ensure national security and accomplish missions..."

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