Sunday, June 22, 2008

Wiretaps are legal now

It's good to note these things.
This Modern World - It’s Repentin’ Time in Heaven:’s Sen. Kit Bond of Missouri this morning, explaining why Congress is making it legal for giant telecoms to wiretap us: "When the government tells you to do something, I’m sure you would all agree that I think you all recognize that is something you need to do."
We need a new American tradition.

Every time a traditional protection of the citizen is removed, we should have a national moment of silence.

Is this the right thing to do? The Cost of Havoc will continue to fall for the foreseeable future. There is an argument for reducing the freedom of citizens in proportion to the cost of this freedom. (Torture? No.)

This is a grave choice though, and it should be made with great thought and much discussion. It should be accompanied by greater oversight of government, strengthening the adversarial roles of the three branches, and greater penalties for incompetent and malign leadership.

We're not having those discussions, so this vote is a grievous thing.

Please don't vote for McCain. He is more, much more, of the same. If you can't manage to vote for Obama, vote for a libertarian.

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