FISA: Who In Their Right Mind Would Want to Give Gonzales More Power?

To me, the essential problem, and there are many others, but the essential problem with the proposed FISA amendments, is that it would hand to Attorney General Alberto Gonzales more power to obviate the need for court supervision of government surveillance. And that to me, is sheer insanity.

Personally, as long as Alberto Gonzales is the Attorney General of the United States, no sane legislator can support any amendments to FISA that weaken court oversight of a Justice Department run amok. I think it is time for STRONGER court oversight. Call it the Gonzales Amendment.

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    Not Just Gonzales (5.00 / 1) (#1)
    by mack on Tue Jul 31, 2007 at 04:05:19 PM EST
    BTD, you have it all wrong.
    Who in their right mind would want to give any AG the power that the proposed FISA amendments would give?

    And BTD (none / 0) (#2)
    by aj12754 on Tue Jul 31, 2007 at 04:21:10 PM EST
    I think you are going to find that there are a lot of not-so-sane-as-you-might-like-them-to-be legislators out there.  

    Abu G (none / 0) (#3)
    by Miss Devore on Tue Jul 31, 2007 at 06:48:15 PM EST
    another in a long line of worthless TUs...

    Our legislators wouldn't have to be insane ... (none / 0) (#4)
    by chemoelectric on Tue Jul 31, 2007 at 08:27:48 PM EST
    ... because, as an alternative, they could be incredibly obtuse.

    There you go (none / 0) (#5)
    by aj12754 on Wed Aug 01, 2007 at 06:01:30 AM EST
    insane + obtuse ... it's like a virus spreading from the White House along the GOP sides of the halls of Congress.