Saturday, February 16, 2008

Will I be LGF moonbat of the day?

Little Green Footballs quotes President Bush (and nobody else) on what he calls the Protect America act.

Awhile ago, before any law was passed, the executive branch asked a bunch of telecommunications companies to help them eavesdrop - without a search warrant. Of course they didn't do this for no reason - the administration believed national security was involved.

One of the problems with this bill is it offers complete retroactive immunity to these companies. Don't misunderstand the following - although there are powers I wouldn't entrust to any president, I'm just using Hillary as an example here because the Democrats seem to understand the danger here, while not all the Hillary haters do.

Suppose Hillary were to surprise everyone and win the nomination at the last moment and become president. Suppose her reelection campaign isn't going well, and Republicans are saying her actions have increased rather than decreased terrorism. Suppose she felt some of those Republicans were endangering the USA by creating panic, undermining American morale, endangering our nation by reducing respect for our security apparatus, whatever.

The circumstances don't quite justify a warrant on paper, but she asks certain telecommunications companies to help her out. What precedents would you like to have in place?

2 comments:

DD2 aka Debonair Dude said...

STOP right here!

"Suppose Hillary were to surprise everyone and win the nomination at the last moment and become president"

That alone was enough for me to choke on.

ThePoliticalCat said...

An excellent example. My heart sinks.