US To Authorize Spy Satellites On Own Citizens

Aron Schatz
February 14, 2008

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I'm really appalled at what I'm hearing in the news. We are going to use our own satellites against us. This follows a report that the administration pushed a bill through that retroactively stops people from suing telecoms for ILLEGALLY wiretapping them. Hey America, 1984 called...


The charter and legal framework for an office within the Homeland Security Department that would use overhead and mapping imagery from existing satellites is in the final stage of completion, according to a department official who requested anonymity because the official was not authorized to speak publicly about it. The future of this program is likely to come up Wednesday when Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff goes to Capitol Hill to talk about his department's spending plan. Last fall, senior Democrats on the House Homeland Security Committee asked the department to put the program on hold until there was a clear legal framework of how the program would operate. This request came during an ongoing debate over the rules governing eavesdropping on phone calls and e-mails of suspected terrorists inside the United States.

The DHS is one of the worst bureaucracies we have. There is too much cruft in government. We need to have a much smaller government. Where are the true conservative Republicans when we need them? Bush is NOT a conservative in this regard.


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