But the terrorists are working on American soil, so we have to have these tools available to law enforcement here.
“”””But the terrorists are working on American soil, so we have to have these tools available to law enforcement here.”””
The terrorists won, they now have their king living in the white house. It was easier than bin laden thought it would be.
I think, perhaps, you are on the wrong forum. The forum who wishes to give up their security for safety is a little left of here...
“Those who would give up Essential Liberty to purchase a little Temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety.”
Horse pucky. For the most part, we already know where they are. Nobody will touch them just like Bush did nothing about open training camps all over the country. Terrorists are most useful toward getting soft-headed fools to allow the government to continue to breach OUR liberties. This is the beginning of taking action on thought-crime. It will detect who is resisting the illegal encroachment of Federal power. It will not be used on terrorists.
We have traffic cameras, face recognition street cameras, warrantless emails, snooping on our computers, tracking guns sales, tracking all of our credit card purchases, black boxes on our SUVs, cell phone gps snoops, gathering of our medical records, so hey, why not warrantless wiretaping? What’s one more evasion, right? One here, one there, and it starts adding up fast.
If they need the survellance, they can bloody well take it to a judge. It’s not like judges don’t just rubber stamp anything put before them, but at least it makes for a paper trail.