Bush letter to Congress defends surveillance effortsI wonder what the Founding Fathers of the United States of America - though I kind of dispute their title - would say about this new attitude by the US government. The end always seems to justify the means for the Bush administration... even when it means turning on its own people. What dare I say, with the fear of the almighty Intelligence Agencies someday knocking at my door to make me disappear? That reminds me of another era in my life (the 80's), in another country (Mobutu's Zaire). I will however ask this: Does the aim of protecting the right to privacy - among other rights and freedoms, justify trampling that very right (especially in such broad and unrestricted methods as used under the Patriot Act, and the apparently newly found Presidential powers)? The logic in my head says NO, in hammering clarity. But hey, it might just be me. I want to hear your thoughts. I wonder...
Nation's security outweighs privacy, administration says
By Toni Locy
The Associated Press
Washington - The Bush administration formally defended its domestic
spying program in a letter to Congress late Thursday, saying the nation's
security outweighs privacy concerns of individuals who are monitored. (...)
Please read Presidents and Precedents, a noteworthy post from our friend at Mode for Caleb.
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