If elected president, Senator John McCain would reserve the right to run his own warrantless wiretapping program against Americans, based on the theory that the president's wartime powers trump federal criminal statutes and court oversight, according to a statement released by his campaign.

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Does it bother you that McCain will continue Bush's wiretapping practices if he's elected president?
If elected president, Senator John McCain would reserve the right to run his own warrantless wiretapping program against Americans, based on the theory that the president's wartime powers trump federal criminal statutes and court oversight, according to a statement released by his campaign.

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11 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Tuesday 6/10/08 - 11:46:59 PM EST (GMT-5)
Nixon would be proud of this man.
11 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Tuesday 6/10/08 - 11:53:45 PM EST (GMT-5)
Seems like a good tool to use in the right situation...
11 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Wednesday 6/11/08 - 12:09:36 AM EST (GMT-5)
Well, I certainly wouldn't feel comfortable voting for someone whose unspoken response would essentially (if set down in words) amount to, "Hey, thanks for the job! But you might be a terrorist, so we're just going to listen in on everything you say from now on, because we don't trust Americans."
11 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Wednesday 6/11/08 - 2:05:41 AM EST (GMT-5)
HE** YEAH!! Not that my parents would vote for that Ba**ard anyway. They hate him just as much as I do.
11 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Wednesday 6/11/08 - 5:22:38 AM EST (GMT-5)
On Wednesday 6/11/08 - 2:05:41 AM cuty949 wrote:
HE** YEAH!! Not that my parents would vote for that Ba**ard anyway. They hate him just as much as I do.


problem is he might be better than the competition... its going to be a rough four years. wait, make that forty, we'll have to clean up a lot of mess.
11 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Wednesday 6/11/08 - 8:59:55 AM EST (GMT-5)
On Tuesday 6/10/08 - 11:53:45 PM CowDung wrote:
Seems like a good tool to use in the right situation...


Yeah, screw freedom of privacy!
11 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Wednesday 6/11/08 - 10:05:10 AM EST (GMT-5)
On Tuesday 6/10/08 - 11:53:45 PM CowDung wrote:
Seems like a good tool to use in the right situation...
On Wednesday 6/11/08 - 8:59:55 AM lithium86 wrote:
Yeah, screw freedom of privacy!


Is there such a thing?
11 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Wednesday 6/11/08 - 11:06:11 AM EST (GMT-5)
Talk about big brother
11 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Wednesday 6/11/08 - 11:58:29 AM EST (GMT-5)
On Wednesday 6/11/08 - 11:06:11 AM gnrcsm wrote:
Talk about big brother


why? its such a mediocre show...
11 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Wednesday 6/11/08 - 8:56:42 PM EST (GMT-5)
i really don't know if that bothers me or not...
11 yrs ago, 4 mos ago - Saturday 6/14/08 - 5:50:43 AM EST (GMT-5)
On Tuesday 6/10/08 - 11:53:45 PM CowDung wrote:
Seems like a good tool to use in the right situation...


Perhaps. Now do you trust them to use it in the right situation? Do you trust every person in every administration that comes after to use it in the right situation? Has there EVER been an authority granted to the government over its citizens that hasn't resulted in a number of 'Oops, yeah, sorry 'bout that' type situations?

And factor into it that THOSE situations occur when the people have the right to a public trial and so people can actually find out how power was misused, not when people are whisked away and never heard from again.

I mean, hey, if you trust the government THAT much, then that's your call.

But I don't. I don't trust the government or the people in it to make that call, and no matter who is President, I never will. (Little more)
11 yrs ago, 4 mos ago - Saturday 6/14/08 - 5:59:20 AM EST (GMT-5)
Because let's not forget that the current administration has done everything possible to ensure sharing of information between intelligence and criminal agencies. So while the FBI might have to regard you as a U.S. citizen and bring you to trial with evidence gained from a warrantless wiretap, the CIA can refuse to acknowledge you as such (now) and do whatever they like to you.

I don't trust the government to be able to figure out that torture is pretty inefficient, even though torturers have known that for CENTURIES.

(Go on and look that up - torture works VERY well for immediately verifiable information or a simple statement "I'm a witch!" "I'm a terrorist!" "I'm a (whatever)!" But it's HORRIBLE for anything that actually requires any digging to verify. I know, it works on "24", but I'm talking about real life.)

So that's why I, and probably some other people, say 'yes'.
11 yrs ago, 1 mos ago - Monday 9/22/08 - 5:01:36 PM EST (GMT-5)
Yeah. It's creepy and just wrong. You're basically letting the terrorists win if you have to change your policy on privacy.



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