August 10, 2006
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The administrationís interest in all e-mail is a wholly unhealthy precedent, especially given this administrationís track record on FBI files and IRS snooping. Every medium by which people communicate can be subject to exploitation by those with illegal intentions. Nevertheless, this is no reason to hand Big Brother the keys to unlock our e-mail diaries, open our ATM records, read our medical records, or translate our international communications.
Posted by Jerome Doolittle at August 10, 2006 03:56 PM
Barry Goldwater might have qualified his not so famous quote had he been elected: "I abhor the concentration of power, wherever it may be found-- unless I'm the one in power and then I can damn well do as I please."
As to Hitler, Stalin, Bush, Cheney, Ashcroft, most of the Republicans currently in Washington, Tammany Hall and similar ruling elite power thieves, the old rule still applies.
Absolute power corrupts absolutely.
Perhaps this crybabyish whining about the 4th Amendment is part of the reason Ashcroft is no longer the AG.
His deputy refused to sign off on some White House malarkey, and Ashcroft refused, too, when they brought the papers to him at the hospital, IIRC.
Little did we know, when I was writing a LTTE opposing his confirmation, how much worse the rest of this outfit would prove to be.