Dear MarshaI can't believe the people of the United States are so stupid as to object to wiretapping of terror suspects. Even if the President wants to listen to my calls, I have nothing to hide. He is not interested in the conversations of law abiding citizens. If this will protect another terror attack, I say do whatever is necessary to save lives. And any newspaper or individual leaks that information should be arrested, do not pass go and go directly to jail. Why after 9/11 did everyone work together and now, the Dems want to do opposite of whatever the Rep. mention. No matter what it is. Yes I am a Rep. but we need to work together and quit this whining if someone else thinks of something before them and then shoot it down because boo hoo they didn't get credit for it. Grow up America and try to save lives and YES, PROFILE IF THAT KEEPS US SAFE!
Ben Franklin said something to the effect that "... those that sacrifice liberty and freedom for security deserve neither liberty or freedom". Our constitution decrees that no person shall be subject to illegal search. Our system of government says that no one branch has absolute power (checks and balances). It is too easy for people to say in the heat (and fear) of the moment to do what is expedient. The lasting consequences are the big worry. While the current administration claims that they are only tapping suspected terrorists it is virtually impossible (with the internet, cell phones etc.) to pick and choose. It is much more likely that ALL overseas transmissions (including my kids calling me in Germany) are being monitored. Our laws are largely based upon precedent and to allow illegal tapes in the name of national security is a very dangerous precedent to set.