Friday, August 05, 2005

FBI, Please Protect Us from Terrorists and the ACLU

The FBI has historically spied on people with political views outside the establishment’s approved norms. On the other hand, the FBI failed miserably in the months leading up to 9/11, despite repeated and clear warning signs pointing to some of the hijackers. Meanwhile, it continues to squander resources enforcing laws against gambling, drugs, prostitution, and other activities for which there is no logical or Constitutional reason for federal involvement. Given all this, the FBI’s tracking of peaceful political groups seems not only unwarranted, but downright ominous for liberty.

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