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Thread #91711   Message #1866951
Posted By: Old Guy
24-Oct-06 - 12:45 AM
Thread Name: BS: Spying, Secrecy, and Presidential Power
Subject: RE: BS: Spying, Secrecy, and Presidential Power
"Founding Fathers are clawin' at their coffin lids tryin' to get out and scream, "This ain't what we had in mind!!!""

Well, they never had the internet or telecomincations in mind either. Could they have forseen that some maniac in Pakistan could email plans to blow up a building, coordiante the various operatives and wire them money? Forge passports? Stuff nukes in freight containers? Foment Jihad over the internet?

Maybe if they had known they could have given is some protection from that stuff.

Besides, like Amos said, that is ancient history. What matters is what is happening right now. So maybe we should forget sbout what the founding fathers left out because they couldn't see future technology, deal with the present situation and do whatever is necessary.

Or maybe Bobert is willing to break the "Ancient History" taboo and tell us what they had in mind about how to deal with these things.