A short time ago, I wrote about Judge Anna Diggs Taylor denying a stay to her order that the administration cease wiretapping without complying with the constitution and laws.
This stay has now been reinstated by the 6th circuit, meaning the administration is free to violate any laws prohibiting their listening in on any conversation you may make, with no warrant. They will listen because they think they can find their enemies, and eliminate them. The most loyal and trusting of the Republican followers believe that Bush’s enemies are the same enemies who attacked the World Trade Center on September the 11th, 2001.
Still, it will not be Bush who is listening. It will be people who work for the administration and who have other priorities, political priorities. Priorities that may include drawing up enemies in the government, to prevent leaks, of course. Politics becomes dangerous, and everything falls to the administration’s center.
There is little stopping this, as I’ve written, but it is not cause for more alarm than anything else that has been happening lately. This is part of the process by which we learn to build a working society again, as the old one has failed. Withdraw yourself from support of torture, do not vote for anyone who voted for torture, and come away from that.
Hat-tip to Paul the Spud.
This will be updated throughout the next day as there will be things written elsewhere to link for more.