Democrats, MSM and ACLU Continue to Dismantle Country
It’s increasingly hard to believe but, the ACLU, mainstream media and Democrats (all part of the same familial group) are working their proverbial derrieres off in continuing attempts to destroy the country—in their plan to tear down President Bush’s administration. Question: Due to the president’s (and the Senate’s) to date unwillingness to effectively address border security, aren’t his poll numbers low enough for them?
I guess not, as there our internal and domestic “axis of evil” sits—plotting and planning its ongoing and apparently lifelong efforts toward the country’s demise.
The axis’ latest attacks are against the NSA data mining program. The ACLU has filed a lawsuit to stop it—remember this is the same ACLU that supports convicted terrorist supporter Sami al-Arian—Democrat leaders (including but not limited to Durbin, Graham, Kerry, Kennedy and Schumer) are screaming about it and the mainstream media is misrepresenting it. The problems with and disingenuous nature of their complaints are:
1. The US Supreme Court’s Smith v. MD (442 U.S. 735) 1979 decision regarding the privacy of phone call records upheld the lower court’s decision that “warrantless installation of the pen register [the call record monitoring device] did not violate the Fourth Amendment” and further held “the installation and use of the pen register was not a ‘search’ within the meaning of the Fourth Amendment, and hence no warrant was required” (pps. 739-746);
2. The Telecommunications Act of 1996 (passed by Congress and signed by then President Clinton) advised that call records are owned by the serving phone companies, are not private and may be used by authorized governmental agencies and law enforcement.
These Call Detail Records (CDRs) are used regularly, frequently and legally by multiple organizations. The Democrats, mainstream media and most certainly the group of lawyers who comprise the ACLU are well aware of these facts. However, they still feign “ignorance” and “shock” that the government would try to protect its citizens against another terrorist attack via legal and effective means. Effective that is until the MSM gets information from their leakers and publishes their red meat for the world to devour.
Note: If our Democrat Representatives and Senators are not aware that the practice of data mining is legal and has been used by authorized entities for years, perhaps a more informed and intelligent group of leaders should be elected—and the current crop-of-the-ignorant discarded.
We either take the security of our country seriously including, but not limited to, tracking terrorists who want to destroy us and shoring up our borders or we will have no country left. If our National security continues to be a political “how can we destroy Bush” football, the enemies of the US will quietly and covertly sneak into the country with their dirty bombs while the politicians argue about how to get reelected, the mainstream media continue their assaults on a Republican president and the American people and the ACLU tries to figure out how it can establish Islam as the official religion of the United States of America.
Sher Zieve is a long-time syndicated columnist who generally writes columns of a politically Conservative and Constitutional nature. She also interviews notable people with an interesting and/or newsworthy story to tell. These include politicians, writers, activists and others in the news. Her work has been and continues to be carried by both national and international publications. Sher appears regularly on national talk shows.