Another piece of liberty crushing legislation was signed into law by George Bush on 5 August 2007. The ironically-named Protect America Act of 2007 may (will likely) allow warrantless eavesdropping on U.S. soil as it redefines electronic surveillance.
"The dispute illustrates how lawmakers, in the end-of-session scramble, passed legislation they may not have fully understood and may have given the administration more surveillance powers than it sought."I urge everyone to submit and support bills in the legislature that require our lawmakers to read the bills they sign. Their excuse for passing the Patriot Act?: We didn't read it!!! Their excuse for getting rid of an essential legal protection for the first time since 1215 A.D.?: We didn't understand!!! Why? Because they didn't read it!!!
(NY Times quoted in the Seattle Times.)
I say we stop letting them play the "We didn't know card" and hold them responsible for the laws they are passing. I find it unconscionable that our "representatives" are enacting laws they don't "fully understand.