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Posted By: Don Firth
23-May-06 - 02:53 PM
Thread Name: BS: Spying, Secrecy, and Presidential Power
Subject: BS: Spying, Secrecy, and Presidential Power
The city of Seattle provides a channel called (strangely enough) "The Seattle Channel," where many local events of significance are broadcast over cable television.   I just discovered that they are archived and available on the internet.

This a discussion that took place in Seattle's Town Hall on May 4th, 2006. The blurb reads
ACLU presents: Spying, Secrecy, and Presidential Power   5/4/2006
Revelations about warrantless spying on Americans by the National Security Agency have sparked a nationwide controversy and sharp questions from lawmakers across the spectrum. John W. Dean, former Legal Counsel to President Nixon, and Lisa Graves, ACLU Senior Counsel for Legislative Strategy discuss the NSA spying program and what it means for civil liberties and our constitutional government.
It begins with brief commentaries by Lisa Graves and John Dean, followed by a discussion moderated by Ross Reynolds of KUOW-FM, one of the local Seattle NPR affiliates, and questions from the audience. It runs almost exactly an hour and a half, and I believe it requires RealPlayer to watch.

It is well worth the time of any truly patriotic American to watch this. For those of the conservative bent who would dismiss this because it is presented by the American Civil Liberties Union, at the conclusion of the presentation, John Dean says of the ACLU, "This is one of the few conservative organizations in America. They believe in the Constitution."

Click HERE

Don Firth