Monday, February 20, 2006

Fighting For Your Rights?

With all of the recent talk of this Administration's policy on wiretaps on US citizens without warrants along with surveillance on anti-war and other dissident groups (gay rights, vegans), one might get the impression that Bush and company aren't too terribly concerned about civil rights in their Christian Jihad against terror.

In the spirit of Boifromtroy and Bratboyschool (still love ya, Ethan!), I'm here to tell you that this is simply part of the liberal media's systematic bias against this Administration. In truth, in 2004 President Bush signed a bill that created the Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board, charged with protecting our Civil Rights in light of the war on terrorism. A recent article by the Los Angeles Times discusses the Board.

While some critics of the Administration have noted that the Board has never actually met or done any work since the bill was signed into law in 2004, White House spokeswoman Dana Perino reassured, "Obviously, civil liberties issues are critically important, and they have been to this president, especially after 9/11." Democrats and the liberal media have ignored such statements and have asked pointless questions, such as, "Why does only one of the board members have any civil rights experience?" or, "Why didn't Bush's 2007 budget include any funding for the Board?" Clearly, these are simply partisan attacks by those who have no positive ideas for this country.

A Board has been created. The White House has assured us that it cares about Civil Rights. The government is our friend. All is well.


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