[SpamCop-Social] Re: I don't know who's leaking this stuff...
dfmanno at mail.com
Mon May 15 19:14:05 EDT 2006
In article <e482gp$ico$1 at news.spamcop.net>,
Chris Wright <chris.a.wright at gmail.com> wrote:
> I really don't mean this as a troll, but can't it be the case that times
> have moved on so much that maybe the constitution needs to be changed.
If the Bush administration truly believes that, it should propose amendments,
make its case to the people, and then see if they are ratified.
> As far as I am concerned, criminals don't have a right to nothing, and
> for them to be able to hind behind the likes of you and me because we
> refuse to give up some of our rights, just doesn't sound right.
Rights for criminal defendants aren't there to protect the criminals, they're
there to protect the _innocent_ from the government.
It's obvious that this data collection has nothing to do with protecting the
nation from terrorists. The government already had the power to do wiretaps and
collect data regarding terrorist threats under FISA. These programs are about
finding and intimidating journalists, whistleblowers, and political opponents..
D.F. Manno | dfmanno at mail.com
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