Friday, February 12

listening

Remember when the NY Times outed the Bush administration's top secret warrantless wiretapping of phone calls between foreign terrorists and terrorists sympathizers inside the United States? It was a major reason why Bush batted .1000% against al Qaeda after 9/11, but Liberals were outraged. Civil liberties groups went crazy.

It turns out that tracking mobile phones is a commonplace investigative tool used by police departments nationwide, but now, the Obama administration is planning to push for tracking the cell phones of all Americans.
"[The White House is arguing that] warrantless tracking is permitted because Americans enjoy no "reasonable expectation of privacy" in their, or at least their cell phones, 'whereabouts.
"U.S. Department of Justice lawyers say that "a customer's Fourth Amendment rights are not violated when the phone company reveals to the government its own records" that show where a mobile device placed and received calls."
My question to the Feds is why?  Why listen to Americans, the majority of whom are law abiding citizens. Where's the national concern over civil liberties from the Left now? Where's the big outrage? Where are the critical newspaper editorials?  Where is the reporting on this? Why isn't Katie Couric doing nightly exposes on this?

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