Monday, December 29, 2003

Bush's Stealth Campaign Against Our Freedom

Guess what folks -- especially those foresighted among you who have been warning us against "Patriot Act II," which we heard was being cooked up by John Ashcroft to take away even more of our privacy.

Patriot Act II is ALREADY HERE, signed into law stealthily on Saturday, Dec. 13th. It went totally unnoticed because that also happened to be the day that Saddam Hussein was captured.

Sweeping new powers have been given to the FBI to snoop into financial records. These broad new executive powers were tucked quietly into the Intelligence Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2004. No Democrats cried "FOUL." In fact, the Senate passed it by voice vote, "to avoid individual accountability."

Read the whole story here, from the San Antonio Current. (Where's the Washington Post on this?)

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