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autorank Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-20-08 05:00 PM
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26. I'm rarely disappointed because my expectations are so low.
Edited on Fri Jun-20-08 05:01 PM by autorank
My take is that he's buying into the culture of fear argument that the terrorist threat created
by Bush-Cheney demands, first and foremost, a sacrifice of law and civil liberties. We have a
right to talk and communicate by email unsupervised, without spying. It's the law. But if you
are a Telco that broke that law, he'll look at some lame report that will pull punches and
do something about it down the road. That's not holding everyone to the law.

The support for this bill shows no support for citizen civil liberties. Why? It allows lawbreakers
to get away with it, easily, no problem. What about Quest, the board chairman who said NO and was
nailed by the feds for some stock deal? No mention of that. What about those millions who got
their phones tapped, will get their phones tapped? Nothing about them.

But here is the lithmus test: "Part II: Internet Thought Control Bill Under Attack" Link

He supported this then got a ration of emails. He seemed to back off. I wrote this Wednesday, 19
December 2007, 11:57 am. I think I'll ask the campaign where they stand on this piece of junk
(you're responsible for a terra act committed by someone who is "radicalized" when they read
your content on the internet - even if you don't know them, never communicate with them and oppose
violence).

What's your take?

PS. If there's an Obama mail bag address, could someone post it. I couldn't find where they
take input on his web site.
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