posted on Dec, 23 2005 @ 05:16 PM
Mr. Chicklestick, (great name, BTW)
This is not a new proposition by President Bush. It is something that he authorized during his first term. The only new thing about it is that the
media is talking about it.
Some Americans have their panties in a bunch because Congress makes the laws, not the President. Congress did not make this law. It is not a law at
all. There is
a law about wiretapping for the purposes of national security. That
law requires the agency doing the wiretapping to get a
search warrant within 72 hours of the initial wiretap.
So a government agency can tap someone, if they think the matter is urgent, and get a warrant up to 3 days later.
The 4th amendment for reference:
What Bush authorized was wiretapping without ever getting a warrant.ever
The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated,
and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the
persons or things to be seized.
Personally, I think George W. Bush broke our laws and should be impeached. I believe that it doesn't matter that I don't make overseas phone calls,
or that I don't know any terrorists, or that I'm not likely to be suspected of terrorist activities myself. What matters is what is legal, what is
ethical, and what is just.