One Veteran's Voice

16 December 2005

Big Brother

"This is as shocking a revelation as we have ever seen from the Bush administration," said Martin, who has been sharply critical of the administration's surveillance and detention policies. "It is, I believe, the first time a president has authorized government agencies to violate a specific criminal prohibition and eavesdrop on Americans."

Caroline Fredrickson, director of the Washington legislative office of the American Civil Liberties Union, said she is "dismayed" by the report.

"It's clear that the administration has been very willing to sacrifice civil liberties in its effort to exercise its authority on terrorism, to the extent that it authorizes criminal activity," Fredrickson said.

If this is true, is it an impeachable offense? I'm not a lawyer, but if the President authorizes illegal government spying, is that impeachable? The problem with impeaching Bush is Cheney. Damn it.

The Patriot Act is a load of b.s.-- kill it.

Those who would give up their freedoms to these worms in exchange for the promise of safety are not patriots, they are cowards.

Don't let the United States become a police state.

First They Came for the Jews

First they came for the Jews
and I did not speak out
because I was not a Jew.
Then they came for the Communists
and I did not speak out
because I was not a Communist.
Then they came for the trade unionists
and I did not speak out
because I was not a trade unionist.
Then they came for me
and there was no one left
to speak out for me.
Pastor Martin Niemöller


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