Folks, we ARE the foreigners.
Congress is blocking the FICA legislation for a good reason.
It is REALLY scary that Mr. Bush is pushing for this, and Senate just
It is a permanent right to the government, to snoop into our lives, at the threat
It says that, if you and I form a group, that is against the current incumbant government (remember Waco), they can not only watch every move, every word, every keystroke, they can arrest you and imprison you without a jury of your peers opinion.
They have effectively removed the right to a jury, they have effectively removed the right to privacy, and they have effectively trapped the middle class in high price, 30 yr loans, and then raised the oil prices so high, that people will have trouble making their payments, of all kinds.
Now, the government feeds us a "stimulus package" which says they are going to "give" us back $600 of our money.
Um, that is one paychecks worth of federal income tax, if you make around $60,000 a year.
And, oh by the way, they will issue the checks in May sometime. Of course, this is AFTER April 15th, the dreaded tax deadline.
FISA is codified in 50 U.S.C. §§1801–1811, 1821–29, 1841–46, and 1861–62. The subchapters of FISA provide for:
* Electronic Surveillance
* Physical Searches
* Pen Registers and Trap & Trace Devices for Foreign Intelligence Purposes
* Access to certain Business Records for Foreign Intelligence Purposes
The act created a court which meets in secret, and approves or denies requests for search warrants. Only the number of warrants applied for, issued and denied, is reported. In 1980 (the first full year after its inception), it approved 322 warrants. This number has steadily grown to 2224 warrants in 2006. Only 5 warrants have been rejected since the court first met in 1979.
The Act was amended by the USA PATRIOT Act of 2001, primarily to include terrorism on behalf of groups that are not specifically backed by a foreign government.
An overhaul of the bill, the Protect America Act of 2007 was signed into law on 2007-08-05.
Source: Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
If Congress signs this act into law, we are SCREWED.