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February 20, 2006

Wiretapping flap

To those who don’t have a problem with what may be illegal government eavesdropping without any system of checks and balances: Do you really believe that every future administration will share your sense of values and ethics?

Have you even considered the chances that an administration you don’t trust and believe to be a den of crooks, cheats and liars could come to power? An administration that had manipulated itself into a position of being “untouchable”? An administration so set on curtailing activities you had at one time taken for granted as your inalienable rights that they thought nothing of making up the rules as they went along in order to catch you in those activities?

Unauthorized eavesdropping may seem harmless to you. Personally, I don’t trust that our government will forever be one with my best interests or those of my children at heart.

The president vowed to uphold the Constitution of the United States. We need to hold him to that.

Mike Loman
Kansas City

Comments

thatkid

Here! Here!

Jordan

We all have a right to our privacy. For Pres. Bush to take that away by tapping our phones, he should have been impeached. No one is able to take our rights away, and as Pres. Bush being the president he did just that. Our government is so corrupt its not even funny. Personally i dont give a shit about the government or the president. They both screw everyone over, its just some people can see thru the lies and some can not.

jack

ray:
Absoolutely! Well said and amen.

Ray Seay

Jack;;

IF IT IS LEGAL IT SHOULD BE MADE ILLEGAL!!

I agree with your post. Congress made a dumb mistake rushing legislation. I am not a lawyer but it looks like they allowed the president to legally do whatever he wants.
Eavesdropping without a warrant should be made illegal. The other powers should hsve oversight.
I was making the point that much of the media have stated Pres. Bush has committed illegal acts when they should be condemning congress for such a dumb resolution.

jack

Common Ray! You are the one who has been saying, "If it is legal, it shouldn't be." So, let the Prez off the hook. But, rewrite the law so that someone is checking to make sure they ain't just fishing around. Oversite is everything. Take no politicians word for anything, ever. Get Congress, the courts, you, or somebody looking over their shoulder. I don't like this "trust me" stuff the administration is doing at all.

Ray Seay

ILLEGAL UBCONSTITUTIONAL????"????

"what may be illegal government eavesdropping "
"The president vowed to uphold the Constitution of the United States."

S.J. Resolution 23 - Authorization for Use of Military Force
Whereas, the President has AUTHORITYN UNDER THE CONSTITUTION to take action to deter and prevent acts of international terrorism against the United States: Now, therefore, be it
That the President is AUTHORIZED TO USE ALL NECESSARY and appropriate force against those nations, organizations, or persons HE DETERMINES.....

AUTHORIZATION FOR USE OF MILITARY
FORCE AGAINST IRAQ RESOLUTION OF 2002
Whereas the United States is determined to prosecute the war on terrorism and Iraq’s ongoing support for international terrorist
groups
Whereas the current Iraqi regime has demonstrated its capability and willingness to use weapons of mass destruction against other nations and its own people; Whereas the President has authority under the Constitution to take action in order to deter and prevent acts of international
terrorism against the United States, as Congress recognized in the joint resolution on Authorization for Use of Military Force
(Public Law 107–40)

 
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