H.R. 2701 would provide a little bit more information to Congress, though it only expands the number of members of Congress given briefings from 8 to 37. Furthermore, the legislation gives the President a loophole, allowing information about spying to be concealed from this slightly larger group, just so long as the President writes a vague justification of the secrecy.
Vice President Joseph Biden tells us that we are on a road, and can only choose to go forward or backwards. Strategically, Biden’s asking us to accept an extremely restricted choice, in which we’re either with the Republicans or we’re with the Democrats.
The Democratic Party would do well to show more appreciation for its solid non-Christian base of support.