Wednesday, December 21, 2005

Wire Tapping Nothing New.

As it turns out past presidents, both Republican and Democrat, have engaged in the same exact kind of warrant less wiretapping that Bush admits to doing. Now let's see if the mainstream media covers this one fairly. I wouldn’t hold my breath if I were you.

Matt Drudge from the Drudge report posted some examples....complete with direct evidence showing the Executive Orders. First up, the lefts favorite President Bill Clinton, here's a quote from February 9, 1995:

"The Attorney General is authorized to approve physical searches, without a court order."

What! The federal government can search your home, without a court order. Where were the news stories about civil rights being violated over this one? Which is worse...listening to your phone calls, or kicking in your door and going through your personal belongings? I wonder of Congressman John Lewis even thought about calling for President Clinton's impeachment over this? Oh yeah, Clinton was a Democrat, he could never violate any civil rights.

The answer, of course, is simple. The mainstream media was more than willing to give Clinton a they're not and will never give to Bush. You see, if there is a Democrat in the Oval Office then all is well and he can do no wrong. But since it's a Republican...well, that's different. They have to crucify him.

Oh yeah, almost forgot about Jimmy Carter. He did the same thing when he signed an executive order in 1979 saying the Attorney General had the power to do electronic surveillance without a warrant. Will we hear about these past examples from the mainstream media? You're not still holding your breath, are you?

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