In October 2001, President Bush issued a secret presidential order authorizing the NSA to conduct a range of surveillance activities inside of the United States without statutory authorization or court approval, including electronic surveillance of Americans’ telephone and Internet communications. This program of surveillance continues through today, although the legal justifications have changed over time, and works with the major telecommunications and Internet companies.
DO YOU EVER FUCKING HEAR A REPUBLICAN OR TEA KLAN MENTION THIS !!!??? It’s like they live in a bubble where the years 2000-2008 never happened.
No Congress. Warrantless. Started by presidential order. [Hmm, I wonder if Republicans have new-found hysterics with Presidential orders right around the time Obama took office??]
Obama is trying to end YET ANOTHER huge violation of our liberties created by Bush and Republicans while they reflexively whine, “why are you trying to blame everything on Bush”.
Because I blame Bush for shit Bush did.