Monday, August 6, 2007

Hoekstra says telecomms' wiretapping involvement is "Patriotic"?

Here's the link to the story.

So... We were all bummed that the Dems caved and passed this legislation. We thought "Hey, at least it's only 6 months." Well, if Shrub and Hoekstra have their way it will only get worse. Here's what the preznit wants:
"When Congress returns in September the Intelligence committees and leaders in both parties will need to complete work on the comprehensive reforms requested by Director McConnell, including the important issue of providing meaningful liability protection to those who are alleged to have assisted our Nation following the attacks of September 11, 2001,"

WOW that's vague! So what he's saying is that we know what they did is unconstitutional, so we're not admitting they did anything illegal, but we want to go reverse in the way back machine and make it legal before we say they did it. Riiiiight.

But our intrepid Congresscritter has something to say in an interview with Paul Gigot for Wall Street Journal's: Journal Editorial Report on Saturday night:
"These are companies who were doing the patriotic thing....They were helping the U.S. government, the American people, get the information that we believe we needed to keep us safe. They voluntarily participated, and now that the program is exposed, they've been open to all kinds of lawsuits."
(read as:voluntarily broke the law)

Patriotic! 9/11! Terror! Terror!

Parrot Pete says following passage of the bill:
"he would use momentum from Congressional Republicans’ efforts to fix FISA to push for comprehensive reform of the law to...obtain retroactive liability for parties who may have aided the government."

Thanks Pete, I wasn't using my civil liberties anyway...

What the ACLU thinks about the FISA program.


Anonymous said...

I support the Patriot Act! If you have nothing to hide what is the problem?

It is an effective tool to fight terrorism and unless you are supporting terrorists.. I don't need to finish this statement becuase you know the assumption I am making.

What is this BS that the American public needs to know every move the government makes? some of it is for your own protection.

This blog seems a bit subversive and I think the government should check you out.

AikoAdam said...

I will answer you but if you troll here without substantiated points you will be deleted.

The problem with the Patriot Act is that in one single bill it took away or violated more civil rights than any other bill in history. The administration used many of the laws in the bill that were written vaguely to their advantage against the American people for their own agenda, not the will of the American people. I don't need to know everything the government does, just the majority of it, because if we don't know, then we might as well have a dictator running the county, telling us all what is good for us....oh wait we almost have that now.

I don't know bout the government checking me out, but someone from an office in the House of Representatives looks here everyday lately. Glad I made their radar. Questioning my elected representative is not subversive. It is a protected right.