Friday, May 12, 2006

The NSA is spying on you...

Yep that's right. Turns out the NSA has been getting detailed call logs from the phone companies. No this is not just for international calls but for millions of domestic calls. All without any sort of warrant from any court. This in a country that prides itself on "innocent until proven guilty" and all that good stuff.

Funny thing is I am sure the republicans and other right-wingers will somehow find a way to justify this illegal and intrusive program. Perhaps they'll say "if you are doing nothing wrong, you have nothing to fear". Or they'll say "a little privacy is not a big price to pay for security". Well I say bullshit. That's just nonsense. The govt has no right to my call history unless they have a warrant. Regardless of how innocent my calls are. It's incumbent on the govt to prove that I am involved in something illegal not for me to prove that I am innocent.

How good a govt do we have if they can't protect us without violating our civil rights? I think if nothing comes out of this (which would probably be the case), the terrorists have won!