Monday, February 13, 2006

Right Wing Flip Flop

I know... "911 changed everything" but...
This was how they felt when the threat was from ultra right wing militia groups.
Via Glenn Greenwald's Blog
From "A Conservative News Forum"
The Secret FISA Court: Rubber Stamping Our Rights
By Philip Colangelo
Covert Action Quarterly

Seven judges on a secret court have authorized all but one of over 7,500 requests to spy in the name of National Security. They meet in secret, with no published orders, opinions, or public record. Those spied on May never know of the intrusion. Now, Clinton has expanded the powers to include not only electronic, but physical searches.

The aftershock of the Oklahoma City bombing sent Congress scurrying to trade off civil liberties for an illusion of public safety. A good ten weeks before that terrible attack, however with a barely noticed pen stroke President Bill Clinton virtually killed off the Fourth Amendment when he approved a law to expand the already extraordinary powers of the strangest creation in the history of the federal judiciary.

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