Tuesday, July 18, 2006

Washington Post Editorializes Against Specter Bill

The Washington Post has written an editorial urging that the bill brokered between Arlen Specter and the White House regarding NSA spying not be enacted. Here is a short excerpt.

From The Washington Post:

"This bill is not a compromise but a full-fledged capitulation on the part of the legislative branch to executive claims of power. Mr. Specter has not been briefed on the NSA's program. Yet he's proposing revolutionary changes to the very fiber of the law of domestic surveillance -- changes not advocated by key legislators who have detailed knowledge of the program. This week a remarkable congressional debate began on how terrorists should face trial, with Congress finally asserting its role in reining in overbroad assertions of presidential power. What a tragedy it would be if at the same time, it acceded to those powers on the fundamental rights of Americans."


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