Saturday, August 18, 2007

Enemy of the State II

What me worry? Don't worry, we have you under "unlimited" surveillance without the protection of search warrants as "Broad new surveillance powers approved by Congress this month could allow the Bush administration to conduct spy operations that go well beyond wiretapping to include — without court approval — certain types of physical searches on American soil and the collection of Americans’ business records, Democratic Congressional officials and other experts said."

If this doesn't make you feel more secure then perhaps this news blurb will...

Or this. or this or this

We are on a very slippery slope as chaos theory proves that tipping points are not linear. The day before a pond freezes over, 50% of the water is ice free. The same chaotic process has happened regarding unlimited surveillance (starting with 9/11) as seen by acts of Congress (Patriot Act etc., etc.) and the cooperation of the press to sell "Protecting the Homeland from Terrorists" at the expense of civil liberties. (Goebbels would be proud.)

Hopefully, the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals will force the White House to defend it's policies where "The king can do no wrong..." files directly in the face of the Constitution and the Fourth Amendment. (Here's another take on the case.)

"One never knows do one?" - Fats Waller

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