There's nothing like a debate over warrantless wiretapping to clarify how the two parties really feel about government. On Friday, the Senate voted to reauthorize the government's warrantless surveillance program, with hawkish Democrats joining with Republicans to block every effort to curtail the government's sweeping spying powers.
As the Senate debated the renewal of the government's warrantless wiretapping powers on Thursday, Republicans who have accused
President Barack Obama of covering up his involvement in the death of an American ambassador urged that his administration be given sweeping spying powers. Democrats who accused George W. Bush of shredding the Constitution with warrantless wiretapping four years ago sung a different tune this week, with the administration itself quietly urging passage of the surveillance bill with no changes, and Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) accusing her Democratic colleagues of not understanding the threat of terrorism.
maybe we are becoming a little to relaxed post Bin Laden, which would be a perfect time for foreign aggression. gov't all muffed up right wing hung up on more WMD and not watching our boarders. i hate the idea as history has shown those in power can and will take advantage where they can, this sort of thing was suppose to die after being exposed with J E Hoover and the commie witch hunts, which i understand were much less dangerous then what exist now.