American values on trial

Boulder Daily Camera
by Clint Talbot

08/12/07

One of the 16 Senate Democrats who buckled to White House pressure to expand the president’s warrantless-wiretapping program happened to visit this newspaper last week. He faced but failed to adequately answer questions about his vote. Ever the centrist politician, U.S. Sen. Ken Salazar explained that he was trying to balance the nation’s very real national-security needs with every citizen’s protected civil liberties. That’s laudable, but neither he nor the Bush administration has explained how this law makes us safer. In the absence of such clear talk, it is fair to infer that the ‘Protect America Act of 2007′ does not so much protect citizens’ safety as it serves the president’s political agenda. And the Democrats who curtsied before the imperial presidency helped move us away from a core American value — individual civil liberties...

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Informant: Thomas L. Knapp



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