Tuesday, February 07, 2006

Domestic Eavesdropping

I'm doing this post to first, open a can of worms and second to get some perspective on this whole domestic eavesdropping thing.

At first glance, it seems like maybe it's a good idea. If people that intend to do harm to Americans are plotting within our borders, maybe it is a good idea to monitor what's going on in the U.S. But do the powers that be know what they're looking for? Or are they just taking a stab in the dark?

On the other hand is Sen. Arlen Spector correct in saying that Bush is simply trying to make up his own rules? Are people too quick to say that their rights are being taken away. I mean, if you don't have anything to hide, what's the big deal?

Perhaps this is just another wild goose chase the President has everyone on...you know, similar to the weapons of mass destruction he was SURE Iraq was hiding from the world.

2 comments:

Coyote Mike said...

As I see it, the whole thing isn't even about whether or not it is right to eavesdrop or not, its the way they are going about it. They set up a specific court to issue wiretap warrents, but they aren't getting warrents. They aren't following the legal process that is set up to keep everything legal.

Of course, to get a warrent they would need some sort of proof, and we all know how well this administration relies on proof before it acts.

InterstellarLass said...

I think this whole issue is a smokescreen for something else.