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Obama Mirrors Bush On Warrantless Wiretapping
EFF: meet the new boss, same as the old boss...
by Karl Bode 06:43PM Monday Apr 06 2009
According to the EFF, President Obama is mirroring the positions of the Bush administration when it comes to warrantless wiretapping and surveillance, insisting that the NSA's domestic surveillance program is not reviewable by the courts. Given Obama's support of giving the baby bells immunity from prosecution for handing public data over to the NSA without a warrant, his decision to continue Bush policies and dismiss EFF cases on this front is not surprising. As most privacy advocates will tell you, once Uncle Sam has managed to grab new authority in the field of surveillance, it's very unlikely they'll ever give it up.

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My views are my own.

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reply to SLD

Re: Now lets try Jewel for treason

said by SLD:

If you really believe in your "oath is to the Constitution of the United States of America", you should have voted for Nader. In fact, the entire US should have.
Yea... but this is "Change you can believe in"....

Anyone see the movie Mars Attacks? ... "do not run, we are your friends"....



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Re: No suprise here.

said by sturmvogel6:

You could include into that small group also the writers of the United States Constitution. I guess a small and not that important group.
That's not true. The founding generation ditched limited government because it didn't work for them. They abandoned the relative libertarian "Articles of Confederation" for the new constitution of 1789 after just 12 years of supposed nirvana.

The irony is that it was Shay's Rebellion that incited public outcry for a larger, more effective and powerful government.

So, you see, the founding generation is no different than subsequent generations. They tried to implement their revolutionary, anti-Authoritarian rhetoric. It didn't work. They wanted more government just 12 years later. Every generation has done the same thing.

You don't know what the founding generation would have thought about the challenges we face today -- when all they had to concern themselves with were individuals with 6-foot-long, single-shot muskets.

We've gained tremendous advantages as individuals. Mass communication at our fingertips (the ability to run our won web sites, and email). Global travel in hours instead of weeks. With those advances that improve our freedoms come new risks, and new calls for expansions of government. It's not like a lose-lose proposition. We win a little, lose a little.


Big Russ, 1918 to 2008. Rest in Peace

New York, NY

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Re: Obama

said by vinnie97:

Wow, where did all the Obama love go?
Down the toilet. What happened is people voted with their emotions because his campaign line was "I am not Bush". Now that the honeymoon is over, people are (figuratively) rolling over in bed and getting their first good look at who they partnered up with for the next 3.5 years. Talk about buyers remorse......
When you can't make them see the light, make them feel the heat.
-Ronald Reagan-

We're All Mad Here
Palm Bay, FL

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Speaks for itself.



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Re: Recall

1,310 more days until Election day 2012. Can't get here fast enough, hopefully there will still be a United States after Hussein gets done with it.


Saint Louis, MO

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No suprise here.

Just remember, everything is ok when a lib is doing it. Tax increases, wiretapping, even war. Never forget this.