Wednesday, September 13, 2006

This Is Why We Need to Elect a Democratic Majority in November 

Because the Republicans want to piss away your rights...
A White House-backed bill that would enable a secret court to review President George W. Bush's warrantless domestic spying program won approval on Wednesday from the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee.... On a party-line vote of 10-8, the panel approved the bill and sent it to the full Senate... [emphasis added]
It's real simple, folks. The secret spying and wiretapes are not a necessary weapon in the war on terrorism. The mechanism was already in place through the FISA courts and legal warrants. If the Administration is only spying on foreign persons of interests that they suspect of terrorism, then there's no need to do everything in secret, with no warrants. It's not like the warrants become public recor via the courts. It's just that someone outside the Administration gets to review the targets of the spying.

And it is spying, whether done for good or ill -- wiretapping, eavesdropping, listening in. Sure, let the Administration spy on whomever they think they need to -- as long as they follow the legal system to do it and get their warrants.

The only reason for them to not go through that process is if the spying involves people that it shouldn't. Like, oh... Democratic opponents. War protestors. Domestic muckrackers. Random citizens.

But hey, no president nixon would ever nixon even consider nixon doing something nixon illegal like nixon that. Right?

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