Sunday, December 18, 2005

DOMESTIC SURVEILLANCE

The President's assumption of power to give the NSA power to wiretap American citizens without legal warrant or court supervision is quite alarming. It is, to me, unacceptable. While the President will pull out of the hat every possible fearmongering justification for his actions and unprecedented flaunting of his powers, it is clear that he has crossed a line--once again--that does not represent the collective good will and majority desire of the people. The most basic civil liberties precedents at stake. I am calling upon all my elected government representatives to speak and act strongly in opposition to the President's presumptions and misuse of power. This Administration cannot be trusted with the powers it has demanded. Our Congressional leaders have conceded enough and this President has usurped enough to move America closer to authoritarian rule than ever before. This is reason enough to end the Presidential privileges imbedded in the Patriot Act.

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