"The Senate approved a measure last night to broaden the White House's wiretapping authority; the House was expected to take up the measure today."I'm sorry. What? What is going on? Why is the Senate giving the president expanded powers? Hasn't he already proven himself unworthy of having such power and untrustworthy of using said power in a just and responsible manner? Why can't the Senate's response be reasoned instead of always bowing to the fear machine that is this current administration. I cannot think of a reason Dubya needs zero judicial oversight to protect us. Not one. I'm angered by the Democrats seeming lack of any spine whatsoever to stand up to the man at the helm and tell him, "No, until you stop acting like a petulant child, we aren't giving you anything. Know that should anything happen because you refused to compromise, the damages will rest on your shoulders. It will be YOUR failure, not ours." When are people going to learn that we cannot sacrifice our freedoms under the guise that by doing so we are somehow safer. We aren't. If I can't make a phone call or send an e-mail without having it monitored, then I am no longer free. And this makes the whole great experiment that was America fail for everyone. I'm disgusted and I'm going to contact my House representatives to express my displeasure. If you are an Oregonian and would like to do the same, your representatives are:
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