//See my post from September 10, below.//
Well, I thought that Patriot Act II was going to be bad. And most anyone else who values their rights probably did too. But I didn't quite realize just how bad W and his cronies would want to make it. From Sunday's New York Times comes more details. The key graph being the following:
"But in a plan announced this week to expand counterterrorism powers, President Bush adopted a very different tack. In a three-point presidential plan that critics are already dubbing Patriot Act II, Mr. Bush is seeking broad new authority to allow federal agents — without the approval of a judge or even a federal prosecutor — to demand private records and compel testimony. "
So, any Bush or Ashcroft fans out there scared yet?
Unfortunately, the real question is "is anybody scared out there yet?" It sure doesn't seem like it.
This has got to be the worst assault on individual rights and freedoms since the suspension of habeus corpus during the civil war. Why arent there more outcries? Where is the SCLM on this?
Is there anyone awake out there?