Thursday, August 16, 2007

Nation's soul has long been held against its will by BushCo

Nation's Soul Is at Stake in NSA Surveillance Case
Supporters of the Bush administration's position on warrantless surveillance are often heard arguing that we must use any means necessary to fight terrorism. But "any means necessary" is not the guiding principle of a civilized, democratic nation, especially when the tools we are implementing are often more distracting than effective -- never mind "necessary." When the 9th Circuit rules in these two cases, we will find out if we are a nation at risk of losing its soul, or one that will be governed by the rule of law, and will seek to protect people from arbitrary and harmful government monitoring.