Monday, May 30, 2005

Because Government knows best

Is it Time yet?

WASHINGTON -- The Bush administration asked a federal appeals court Friday to restore its ability to compel Internet service providers to turn over information about their customers or subscribers as part of its fight against terrorism.

The legal filing with the 2nd Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals in New York comes amid a debate in Congress over renewal of the Patriot Act and whether to expand the FBI's power to seek records without the approval of a judge or grand jury.

(Found via Slashdot)
George is sounding more and more fascist every day, and the vast majority of Americans don't get it--the Republicans assure themselves that he's fighting terrorism, and since there's an "R" next to his name, he's A-OK with them; while the Dems fight every thing he does, just because there's an "R" next to his name.

Why does the FBI need this info? Why can't they just get a warrant? I think it is because the definition of "terrorist" is going to be stretched and expanded to include any who dare challenge the authority of those in power: It will be done slowly, one class of people at a time--gun owners, Christians, Libertarians, homeschoolers, and so on. The group will be demonized, possibly due to one individual in the class doing something "horrible", but most likely a story will be twisted or outright fabricated in order that the public be outraged.

Laws will be passed, good people will be arrested.

Who will be first? Will you stand up for them?

It's coming.