Saturday, July 28, 2007

Terror Laws

President Bush says that FISA is out of date, there's a big surprise. And the Constitution is "just a piece of paper." Terror terror terror terror As time goes on it begins to become clear that the most serious terrorist organization in the US is headed by George II. The object of terror as a tactic is to change governmental policy in response to fear. Fear fear fear fear Anybody care to chart Terror Alert rates over time from 9/11 to December 2004?

Courtesy of AP here's a voice to inspire trust, a fine Conservative, Republican House Leader John Boehner (R-OH), "Rather than learning the lessons of September 11 _ that we need to break down the bureaucratic impediments to intelligence collection and analysis _ Democrats have stonewalled Republican attempts to modernize FISA and close the terrorist loophole."

I have a strange reaction to hearing the 4th Amendment called a bureaucratic impediment, I find myself considering the purchase of some more rather powerful firearms. Judas Priest. Apparently a secret federal court with the power to retroactively issue warrants isn't enough of an infringement of "freedom from unreasonable search and seizure," George needs a "new and improved" version. He must have not much liked getting slapped down over the NSA illegal wiretaps. One must wonder if he ever learns any lessons from anything. It really seems as though somewhere in the process of graduating from college, almost serving in TX-ANG, wrecking a baseball team and oil company, being a Texas governor, and being appointed President the guy would have achieved a passing acquaintanceship with the US Constitution and Bill of Rights. Evidently not.

Odd, week by week January 2009 seems farther and farther away. Hurry up.

1 comment:

Steve Culley said...

There is a bright side. If we are drifting toward a police state it's better to have an incomptent dictator than one one who knows what he or she is doing.
Now what I want to hear from Hillary or Obama is a promise to restore the consitution. haven't heard that yet.