Thursday, May 19, 2005

I don't think so

Bill to renew Patriot Act would expand powers

"While we're fighting to bring provisions ... back into balance with the Bill of Rights, here we have the intelligence committee moving to give the government more power outside the judicial system to gain access to records of Americans," said former GOP Rep. Bob Barr of Georgia, a critic of the law.

Now, remember: this is the same US government that tortures people. Do you really want them to have more power to wade through your life whenever they feel like it, with no oversight whatsoever?

I don't think so.

Committee aides said the committee planned to meet in private when it considers the bill because the discussions would involve intelligence operations.

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