Monday, February 13, 2006

'ABA Condemns President's Spying Program'

The nation's largest lawyers group is denouncing President George W. Bush's warrantless domestic surveillance program.

The American Bar Association accuses Bush of exceeding his powers under the Constitution.

Since it was disclosed in December, the spying program has prompted a heated debate about presidential powers in the war on terror.

The ABA said any future surveillance should take place only with warrants from a special court set up under the 1978 Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act.

The group said if the president believes FISA is inadequate to protect Americans, he should ask Congress to amend the act.

Bush and his administration have defended the warrantless eavesdropping, saying it is needed to fill a gap in U.S. security.

As I've stated before the FISA act gave the Pres all the power he needs for survellence. If you get a quick tip or phone call and have to listen in, that's ok as long as within 3 days you get a warrent. The law here is simple, clear and easy to follow. Our republic is based on laws, and everyone must follow the law or else we are not the USA anymore and the terrorist have won a major battle.

posted by David at 10:42 PM :: Permalink ::

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