Tuesday, March 18, 2008

A good explanation of what is at stake with the wiretapping law

One of the most amazing things to me is how blind so-called conservatives haven been to the danger the wiretap law represents. It's explained in detail here: http://www.latimes.com/news/printedition/opinion/la-op-sanchez16mar16,1,5756030.story

But, simply stated, the danger is this: Sooner or later, inevitably, the government will abuse this power for political ends and against its political opponents.

Conservatives have been foolish because, apparently, it's never occurred to them that their political opponents may someday have the power. Do they really want President Hillary to have the power to spy on them? Do they think she will exercise restraint!?

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