Right after posting the post below, I came across this article.
WASHINGTON — President-elect Barack Obama is unlikely to radically overhaul controversial Bush administration intelligence policies, advisers say, an approach that is almost certain to create tension within the Democratic Party.
Civil-liberties groups were among those outraged that the White House sanctioned the use of harsh intelligence techniques — which some consider torture — by the Central Intelligence Agency, and expanded domestic spy powers. These groups are demanding quick action to reverse these policies.
Mr. Obama is being advised largely by a group of intelligence professionals, including some who have supported Republicans, and centrist former officials in the Clinton administration. They say he is likely to fill key intelligence posts with pragmatists.
Apparently our constitutional rights aren’t “pragmatic”. Why don’t we just be honest and upfront and introduce legislation to repeal the Fourth Amendment?
I promise you that this will not be the last word on this subject.
Andy in Harrisburg