lets see if i can keep myself out of this category this time…. ;p
so anyway… i keep reading this and that about the so-called domestic-spying-program Bush authorized the NSA to do without warrants.
What is stupid is that the opponents to this are (rightly) making the argument that hey… you broke the law the way you went about it. which is the real issue that has them up in arms… not the debate on whether or not it is a valuable tool in this so-called war on terror.
but that’s what the proponents keep reiterating. well we need to do this to protect the country.
who the frack cares? thats not what’s pissed people off. its how they went about it.
Time and time again I say it… if the law gets in your way of doing what you want to do as an elected official… GO CHANGE THE LAW. Our constitution has remained a living document for over two centuries because we can change it… nothing in our system of law is so rigid it can’t be altered to meet the times.
Just fracking do it right. Go to Congress. Tell them you need this ability. Explain why. Get them to change the law, or amend the constitution. We have processes in place to do this for exactly that reason.
but its expecting to much for anyone in government to stay focused on the actual issue in any debate.