And Here I Thought My Freedom to Shop Would Be My ONE Protected Liberty!

In Culture of Corruption, Economic Justice, International politics, Laws & Regulation, Terrorism, US Politics on June 26, 2006 at 5:44 pm

A quick question:



I’m no lawyerly law guy or nothin, but how is it that limiting campaign contributions (ie, money) is limiting speech, but tracking my money isn’t like tracking my speech?

I didn’t get it, so through my good friends at Fox News I asked Sen Arlen Specter what he though. Arlen said:

“I think it’s premature to call for a prosecution of The New York Times, just like I think it’s premature to say that the administration is entirely correct. I think you start with the proposition that there is not the privacy interest in bank records that there is in a telephone conversation. And let’s find out more before we try to make a judgment here.”


Bad proposition, Arlen, bad proposition. I gotta ask his mommy to remind him that he should never assume, cuz we all know what he’ll make.

I’m told shopping got us through September 11. Regardless, I’m kinda bummed that the government now seems to know about my tandem addictions to cottage cheese and porn, which is totally unrelated to the GWOT. God only knows what this Administration is capable of if we no longer have the freedom to shop privately.

It begs the question:

If we’re no longer able to shop, how am I, an everyday Joe, able to battle the terrorists in my everyday life?



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