Saturday, March 15, 2008

Liability (Update)

While President Bush has continued to make it legal to use waterboarding in CIA interrogations, the National Security Agency's warrantless eavesdropping bill has been rejected (http://www.nytimes.com/2008/03/14/washington/14cnd-fisa.html?_r=2&oref=slogin&adxnnlx=1205514775-ejTQJTBlai5MbLv0z///Uw&pagewanted=print)

This is definately a step in the right direction, as the possibility of the NSA being able to eavesdrop on your communications without a warrant is quite proposterous! Like I have said, all these agencies and groups that 'think' they are not accountable to anyone need to take a step back and look towards the public. The very people they want to 'spy' on are the people that make them powerful in the first place. By ignoring laws, these groups are, in essence, going against the framework of their society. Since society has formed these laws, and society is comprised of the people that make up a particular society, to ignore these rules/laws is blasphemous. If you really look at it, the NSA is not above society, it is a construct contained within its definition because it is supposed to cater to the people (not the other way around). So, hopefully this will cause a set back to the influence of this McCarthyism-Paranoia that has taken a stranglehold on the United States.

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