During the terrorists attacks of September 11, 2001, much was lost by the people of the United States, including the lives of loved ones. Perhaps the most precious treasures lost, though, were the freedoms that Americans once took for granted. Today Americans have to endure invasive 'enhanced searches' of their genital regions by Transportation Safety Administration agents and can be spied on over the phone -- without warrant -- thanks to the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) Amendments Act (FAA).
The latter 'Big Brother' legislation is slated to expire in 2012. And at a time when most expect them to be trying to negotiate a debt ceiling compromise, a group of Senators are believed to be debating something quite different. The Senate Select Committee on Intelligence is reportedly meeting behind closed doors. And reports indicate the topic of discussion is the renewal of the FISA Amendments.
Sunday, July 31, 2011