quote:Originally posted by Rowe:
I'm having difficulty understanding why people are so up in arms about this. It is not as if Bush and his administration are going to eavesdrop on your personal conversations. And as far as Bush "breaking the law," what president has not broken the law? I'm just waiting for the day when Bush's term is up. The hypocrisy has become unbearable.
Folks are up in arms [I wish it were true] because this society is based in laws and the constitution prohibits the snooping.
My real fear is that power seekers are like children in that they will press the limits to see how far they can go. If snooping on citizens in the name of fighting terror, then snooping in the name of suprressing "unpatriotic" behaviors should also be okay, then snooping to assure that citizens are toeing the party line would be okay too.