Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Freedom to fork over all electronic records to the NSA

With every passing week the Bush Administration turns our country into a more overt police state. A new Senate bill will retroactively protect e-mail providers, search engines, Internet service providers and instant-messaging services from lawsuits brought by citizens whose privacy was violated when such organizations turned over electronic records to the NSA.

Here is the REALLY laughable aspect of this bill:

"Private companies who received legal assurances from the highest levels of government should not be dragged through the courts for their help with national security," Sen. John Rockefeller (D-W.V.), the Intelligence Committee chairman and the bill's primary Democratic sponsor, said in a statement. "The onus is on the administration, not the companies, to ensure that the request is on strong legal footing, and if it is not, it is the administration that should be held accountable."


First off, West Virginians: Ditch this moron! (Some Democrat, huh? I thought those guys were supportive of Civil Liberties and Due Process. My mistake!)

Secondly, the current administration does not give a rat's butt about the legal footing of its actions and has yet to be seriously challenged on the legality of any of its actions.

Give me a break!

4 comments:

Summer said...

Looks like neither of us are happy with the Bush admistration. Makes you want to live in a cave and not know what's going on.

Anonymous said...

OT

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

Cobwebs said...

Do you read the Threat Level blog? They've been keeping tabs on this, and other, similar worries.

http://blog.wired.com/27bstroke6/

Kitten Herder said...

No, I hadn't. But thanks for the reference. I'll watch that blog as well.