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russ_watters
#23
Feb27-06, 08:53 PM
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Quote Quote by turbo-1
Congress shut the program down because the potential for misuse was tremendous and there were no safeguards in place to prevent misuse.
Congress does a lot of things for mostly face-saving reasons. This one got a strong negative knee-jerk reaction, so Congress shut it down.
The Bush administration once again defied Congress and simply moved the project to the NSA where Congressional oversight is impossible.
As is his prerogative...
You may think that "National Security" trumps all individual rights, including the right to privacy.
I said nothing of the sort. In fact, that is the entire issue here: I challenge you to show how this in any way affects our right to privacy, and beyond that, define what a "right to privacy" even is (it isn't specified in the Bill of Rights).

Make your argument.