I have no problem with wiretapping hardware My problem is not the hardware, it's the complete lack of judicial supervision. A variety of laws (including one in our precious bill of rights) specifically outlaw this type of behavior. It has been found "wrong" several times, but other branches of our government are very clever and find good ways to ignore laws especially by passing laws to contradict others!
And yes, Franklin's "those willing to give up a little liberty for a little security deserve neither security nor liberty" is very deserving with this type of thing. Shame on you fear-mongers who think terrorism (stupid buzzwords) should take prevalence over ALL issues in our society and actually believe that proof that no foreign terrorism has occured since the WTC events means that we are safe anyway (please, how often did we get events of that magnitude before?).
Shame on politicians. Shame on these corporations. Shame on you.
West Lebanon, NH
My sentiments exactly.
"those willing to give up a little liberty for a little security deserve neither security nor liberty"
All of you who are afraid and are willing to be safe at the expense of what our fore-fathers fought and died for make me sick. BTW times have not changed, it always been like this, we have changed we want some else to make us safe and fight our battles. I would rather die as an American standing up for who we are supposed to be than depending on some disconnected and or corrupt politition to protect me.
Read the anthem tell me were is says we the citizens of the United States compromise our values for anyone or anything. Imagine if they been to afraid to stand up for their beliefs.
UNITED STATES ANTHEM
Star Spangled Banner
Oh, say can you see, by the dawn's early light,
What so proudly we hailed at the twilight's last gleaming?
Whose broad stripes and bright stars, through the perilous fight,
O'er the ramparts we watched, were so gallantly streaming?
And the rockets' red glare, the bombs bursting in air,
Gave proof through the night that our flag was still there.
O say, does that star-spangled banner yet wave
O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave?
On the shore, dimly seen through the mists of the deep,
Where the foe's haughty host in dread silence reposes,
What is that which the breeze, o'er the towering steep,
As it fitfully blows, now conceals, now discloses?
Now it catches the gleam of the morning's first beam,
In full glory reflected now shines on the stream:
'Tis the star-spangled banner! O long may it wave
O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave.
Oh! thus be it ever, when freemen shall stand
Between their loved homes and the war's desolation!
Blest with victory and peace, may the heaven-rescued land
Praise the Power that hath made and preserved us a nation.
Then conquer we must, for our cause it is just,
And this be our motto: "In God is our trust."
And the star-spangled banner forever shall wave
O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave!