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Abracadabra, Bush Nixes Privacy Board!

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posted on Feb, 4 2008 @ 10:53 AM
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Abracadabra, Bush Nixes Privacy Board!


www.wired.com

The Bush administration has failed to nominate any candidates to a newly empowered privacy and civil-liberties commission. This leaves the board without any members, even as Congress prepares to give the Bush administration extraordinary powers to wiretap without warrants inside the United States.
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posted on Feb, 4 2008 @ 10:53 AM
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I find it really sad, that the current administration does not even try to hide its intentions any longer.

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posted on Feb, 4 2008 @ 10:58 AM
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Is this really a bad thing? Smaller government is always good.



posted on Feb, 4 2008 @ 11:02 AM
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Without a civil liberties rep standing in there to be a conscience to someone without one, only bad things can happen.



posted on Feb, 4 2008 @ 11:05 AM
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There already are checks and balances in place.



posted on Feb, 4 2008 @ 11:11 AM
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Originally posted by Blueracer
Is this really a bad thing? Smaller government is always good.

While I am always in favor of smaller govt, this scenario is not one of those cases.

The privacy board is a govt watch dog, who is 'supposed' to make sure the govt is not violating the civil liberties of US citizens behind closed 'top secret' doors. In an attempt to restore proper 'checks and balances'.

With no more privacy board providing oversight into the administration's secret doings, this will allow the administration to report to and only itself.

Allowing once more for them to be the judge, jury and executioner.



posted on Feb, 4 2008 @ 11:15 AM
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Originally posted by Blueracer
There already are checks and balances in place.
The reason the privacy board was created was because all 3 branches of government realised and agreed that those checks and balances were failing the american people.



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