Friday, May 12, 2006

paging mr. orwell

I don't care if 63% of those polled approve of this (I will be charitable and assume most people don't understand the full ramifications of this), I still have a problem with fishing for clues by looking at all of the data on our phone calls.

This isn't tapping the phones of 5000 or so suspicious people. This is acting as if we were ALL suspicious. And the de facto Bush Administration keeps saying they are only looking for terrorists -- but we know how broadly they sometimes define "terrorist," and what's to stop they from expanding that to "criminal" or "terrorist sympathizer" -- somebody like me, for example, who thinks that our government should obey the Constitution and laws passed by Congress.