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“Irrational Fear of Government”

December 17th, 2007 · 2 Comments

Sen. Orrin Hatch just had the balls to denounce “fear-mongering” on the FISA issue. Not, mind you, fear-mongering from the White House, such as the bogus 11th-hour warnings of an attack on Capitol Hill that was used to ensure hasty passage of the Protect America Act. No, that’s cool. Rather, he’s worried about fear-mongering on “partisan blogs” rooted in an “irrational fear of government.” Any attempt to build civil liberties protections into FISA amendments constitutes pandering to these wackjobs, and a “slap in the face to the people who protect our nation.” Of course these fine people would never abuse their surveillance powers to eavesdrop on Americans. Of course not.

Tags: Privacy and Surveillance



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  • 1 Richard // Dec 17, 2007 at 6:54 pm

    Glad I’m not the only one that could barely stand what I was hearing from Sen. Hatch.

    …As if people should be more worried about concerned citizens exercising powers of critical analysis and free speech, as opposed to laws that permanently establish powers for powerful administrations that could easily gain through misused surveillance.

  • 2 Zevatron // Dec 18, 2007 at 3:20 pm

    What Hatch wants to hear from citizens instead of “fear-mongering” about lost civil liberties: “Thank you sir! May I have another?”