|When Selling Your Soul, Be Sure to At Least Get a Receipt
||[Jul. 13th, 2009|08:24 am]
International Bon Vivant and Raconteur
Hey, fellow Americans! Remember when our last President, President Bush, shat all over the Constitution and created the illegal warrantless wiretapping program?
Remember how you were all, "What's the big deal? They're just trying to keep us safe. Screw the Constitution -- I'd rather not die from a suicide bomber at Six Flags. And besides, if you haven't done anything wrong, you have nothing to worry about."
And remember how Dick Cheney, just this past May, defended the illegal surveillance program by saying it "prevented attacks and saved lives"?
Well, guess what? It didn't prevent a single attack or save a single life. In fact, it didn't do jack shit.
Other than set the precedent of allowing the government to eavesdrop on our phone conversations and read our emails whenever they want, of course -- but I'm sure nothing bad could ever come of that.