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Monday, August 06, 2007

Fire them all!

The CS Monitor reported that our Democratically controlled Congress quietly passed a law that expands the Government's ability to conduct warrantless surveillance on U.S. citizens.

I'm going to push aside the obvious privacy issues. I think most of us know all too well the current administration's ambivalence / hostility towards issues of privacy.

But what really irks me is that the Democrats in Congress, who CLAIM to know how bad this law is, apparently lacked the will to stop its enactment. WTF! And why is it that Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi speaks out AFTER the bill is pushed through Congress and signed by the President?

Just an hour after the House voted on the Legislation last Saturday,
Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) sent a letter to the Judiciary and
Intelligence committees asking them to respond to the new legislation by
addressing its "many deficiencies," reports The Congressional Quarterly.

"Many provisions of this legislation are unacceptable, and although the
bill has a six month sunset clause, I do not believe the American people will
want to wait that long before corrective action is taken," Pelosi, D-Calif.,
wrote to Judiciary Chairman John Conyers Jr., D-Mich., and Intelligence Chairman
Silvestre Reyes, D-Texas.

Why not do something last week bac when it would have mattered? Why not address the laws "many deficiencies" BEFORE the Congress over which you preside enacts it into law, Ms. Pelosi? You're not the minority party anymore.

This country needs another party - and as far as I'm concerned, the Dems can go the way of the Whigs.
posted by Alan on Monday, August 06, 2007

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