07 August 2007

Protect America Act of 2007

Passed this past week, this Orwellian-named new law gives the Executive Branch unlimited surveillance powers for six months. Many Democrats caved in, in order to avoid looking weak on national security - and in the process, becoming willing accomplices in W's mad power grab on the way to totalitarian fascism.

The best editorial on this travesty of a law was found, by fellow blogger DiAnne Grieser, on Bangkok Post. It clearly states that this is not the law W needs, at a time when he is trying to keep all his internal memos and conversations secret, citing "executive privilege." It further states that giving up freedoms, in the name of security, must be done with adequate judicial oversight.

Bangkok Post