Wednesday, January 18, 2006

Speech: Al Gore on Wiretapping

The Raw Story | In Martin Luther King Day address, Gore compares wiretapping of Americans to surveillance of King

This is the second speech I've come across by Al Gore. And, like the first, I'm impressed with his words. He so elegantly put into words what many are feeling: the president is blantely breaking the law by abusing his wiretapping piveledges.

I think the following quote summarizes his point well:

The President and I agree on one thing. The threat from terrorism is all too real. There is simply no question that we continue to face new challenges in the wake of the attack on September 11th and that we must be ever-vigilant in protecting our citizens from harm.

Where we disagree is on the proposition that we have to break the law or sacrifice our system of government in order to protect Americans from terrorism. When in fact, doing so would make us weaker and more vulnerable.

Al, do me a favor and run in 2008. Please?

Via: Crooks and Liars

1 comment:

  1. "Bush, Rove and other top Republicans point to the fact that there has been no terrorist attack on U.S. soil since September 11, 2001, as a sign of the administration's success in battling terrorism."

    Yet curiously the Animal Liberation Front was last week named as a terrorist organization due to various 'acts of terror', including an attack on the University of Iowa in November 2004, that caused "damage that is currently estimated at $450,000 and could go higher according to University of Iowa officials."

    Of course, you could also say that since we haven't had an alien invasion since the current President came to power that their strict alien invasion policy is paying dividends...