Skip to comments.FOX News Poll: Homeland Security and Wiretapping
Posted on 01/13/2006 9:46:48 AM PST by West Coast Conservative
A majority of Americans think the president should have the power to authorize eavesdropping on domestic phone calls with suspected terrorists without getting a warrant, though many say they are concerned government efforts to track terrorists are harming civil liberties.
Last month, President George W. Bush acknowledged that after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks he approved a warrant-less domestic wiretapping program. A new FOX News poll finds that a majority of Americans believe the president should have the power to authorize such a program.
By 58 percent to 36 percent, Americans think the president should have the power to authorize the National Security Agency (NSA) to monitor electronic communications of suspected terrorists without getting warrants, even if one end of the communication is in the United States. Furthermore, six in 10 say they are personally okay with the NSA monitoring their international telephone calls.
These results are parallel to those on related questions about the Patriot Act, which after receiving a short-term extension in December is now set to expire in early February. Overall, a 53 percent majority of Americans think the Patriot Act is a "good thing" for the country while less than a third (30 percent) think its a "bad thing."
Similarly, 59 percent of Americans think it has helped prevent terrorist attacks, and 57 percent support extending the act.
Republicans (81 percent) are significantly more likely than Democrats (44 percent) to believe the Patriot Act has helped prevent terrorist attacks, and are more than twice as likely to support renewing the act (85 percent Republicans and 40 percent Democrats).
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This just isn't the 'rats week is it?
Yet, oddly, they can't site a single instance. It's all hypothetical.
Let's just give the terrorists a helping hand because a civil liberty MAY be harmed at some point in the future. Just grand.
No, it isn't, is it?
Looks like the Democrats picked the wrong week to stop sniffing glue.
And this is making no allowance for the moonbats' habit of voting dozens (Sometimes hundreds) of times for polls that feed their neuroses...
The right to keep and bear arms being a perfect example of such liberalism by both the feds and the state...
Whatever they do today they will do tomorrow...and tomorrow brings leaders even more power hungry than today's...
"Those who give up liberty for a little safety deserve neither liberty or safety" - Ben Franklin
Islamic terrorism is a real threat but it is also a type of Reichstag fire useful to the NWO..which is the ultimate threat
This is what our fore-fathers and fought for in the Revolutionary & other big wars. To create a nation rules by law & then defend against nations wanting to move it to _back_ to government can do anything it wants.
Your quote is right-on (joesnuffy).
These come to mind also
We aught not move to changes that change _fundamentaly_ our form of government. For those that think what has happened throughout history (totalitarian regimes) cannot happen here, you need to think again, or perhaps you know more than the people that created your country; right... Power corrupts, period. Governments change from reasonable to tyranny unless the fundamentals are defended every step of the way.
Most of the posts on the page appear to be completely unaware of our heritage or the re-occurring history of mankind.
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