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    President Bush crossed the legal line in allowing the federal government to spy on Americans without a court warrant.


    Checks and balances were built into the Constitution for a reason. They should not be traded for a false sense of security.

    In the current spying controversy, the administration acknowledged it monitored phone calls and e-mails of people inside the country believed to be plotting with terrorists overseas.

    The president said he authorized skating around even the secret FISA courts to make the country faster on its feet to counter terrorism.

    No matter how well intended, the spy plan is an unacceptable and unnecessary shortcut that the president should halt immediately.

    Democracy should begin at home.

    by Cordelia Lear on Tue Dec 20, 2005 at 02:23:56 PM PST

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