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Just a simple Cherokee trial lawyer, Barkman has been forcing his opinions on others in print since, for reasons that passeth understanding, he was an unsuccessful candidate for state representative in 2002. His philosophy: "If people had wanted me to be nice, they should've voted for me."

Sunday, February 05, 2006

Profiles in Courage

Senator Arlen Specter (R-Pennsylvania) has the guts to call the NSA warrantless wiretap program what it is: illegal. So much for the idea that only liberals and Democrats have a problem with granting the president this kind of police-state power with no restraints whatsoever, especially considering it doesn't even help keep us safe.

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Anonymous Roy said...

And as the hearings will show, the law has been followed and the MSM is again wallowing in it's own perceived success. I would have thought that an attorney would be able to follow the reasoned responses of General Morales and the Justice Department. I would hazard a guess that it's another of those "I voted for it before I voted against it" things made so popular in Mr. Kerry's flaming defeat.
In other words shame on you for doing it, but I'll accept the lack of further attacks as just another fluke of nature. Surely they couldn't be tied together.

2/05/2006 9:56 PM  
Blogger The Local Crank said...

Hey, Roy, thanks for dropping by. Incidentally, the Attorney General of the United States is Alberto Gonzales. You must be thinking of former Texas Attorney General, former Democrat and convicted felon Dan Morales. As an attorney, I can read the law and the law says wiretaps on American citizens are ONLY lawful when authorized by the FISA Court. No amount of pseudo legalistic gobbledy-gook or spin can change that.

2/05/2006 10:36 PM  
Anonymous brodyv said...

Speaking of flip flops, apparently 2003 was a 30 year low for terrorist attacks. I'm sure it was due to illegal spying. Oooops! Guess not. It was actually a 21 year high.

The problem is that it IS all tied together. The United States shares its intelligence with other nations. And yet we weren't able to prevent attacks in Madrid or London. There have been over 3,000 civillian deaths due to terrorism since September the 11th- many of them American.

2/06/2006 10:18 AM  

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