With the recent controversy of the government monitoring its own citizens, it is clear for many to point fingers at who is to blame. If anything, we could sit around and point fingers at various entities in the Obama administration.
Today, Bishop E.W. Jackson (R), candidate for Lieutenant Governor might have brought up a series of interesting questions to ask of a possible opponent. Aneesh Chopra is one of the Democrats seeking the Lieutenant Governor’s nomination for his party, and he served in the Obama administration as Chief Technology Officer. During that time, it is unknown whether or not he had connections with the PRISM program and other ways to monitor American citizens. Jackson, in a statement from his campaign, is seeking to find out what Chopra might know about the government surveillance.
:As more information becomes public concerning the government’s efforts to monitor its own citizens in violation of the Fourth Amendment, Virginians have a right to know: What did Aneesh Chopra know about the PRISM program and other federal government efforts to archive our telephone conversations, e-mail and internet activity? If Aneesh Chopra can not stand up to his boss in the White House for the privacy of American citizens, how can Virginians trust him as Lieutenant Governor?”
With the “1984″ style surveillance taking place, Chopra should come clean to voters on what connection he might have had during his tenure as Chief Technology Officer to the PRISM program. If one thing is for certain, this is only causing many people to continue having a deeper distrust in the government.