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Re: Secrecy News -- 08/29/07

From: James Horak <jchorak7441.nul>
Date: Wed, 29 Aug 2007 13:27:49 -0700 (PDT)
Archived: Thu, 30 Aug 2007 08:23:03 -0400
Subject: Re: Secrecy News -- 08/29/07


>From: Steven Aftergood <saftergood.nul>
>To: ufoupdates.nul
>Date: Wed, 29 Aug 2007 12:00:01 -0400
>Subject: Secrecy News -- 08/29/07


>SECRECY NEWS
>from the FAS Project on Government Secrecy
>Volume 2007, Issue No. 88
>August 29, 2007

>Secrecy News Blog: http://www.fas.org/blog/secrecy/

>Support Secrecy News:
http://www.fas.org/static/contrib_sec.jsp


>**    CRS ON "THE PROTECT AMERICA ACT"
>**    CRS ON BRIDGES AND TRAINS
>**    CRS ON VARIOUS TOPICS


>CRS ON "THE PROTECT AMERICA ACT"

>The controversial amendments to the Foreign Intelligence
>Surveillance Act (FISA) that were enacted under intense
>Administration pressure earlier this month are reviewed section-
>by-section in a new report from the Congressional Research
>Service.

<snip>

>In other words, the new law bears the hallmarks of its hasty,
>poorly considered origins.

>Steven Aftergood

First off, Mr. Aftergood, let me express my regards for Secrecy
News and for the watch dog value your work provides on evident
federal programs currently being engineered to steadily encroach
upon our Constitution and on the rights it guarantees us all in
the context of mutually binding social contract.

As to the impressions of The Protect America Act having been a
work of haste, there might just be more sinister purpose to all
these loose strings than one might easily imagine.

Although judicial review might acquit many cases brought before
higher courts on appeal of violations coming from what is drawn
forth from this new law, much is done to defendants in the
meantime...bearing in mind that now even persons of interest can
be detained without showing cause simply on the basis of what
stems from The Patriot Act.

What may seem slip-shod at the moment might very well be the
intentional device to provide more lattitude to broaden areas of
application for even further encroachment of civil rights and
due process.

We will know when guidelines are provided such agencies as that
of Homeland Security which stem from interpretations yet to
come. By then, however, it will be too late to do much good for
the early victims of government-gone-Fourth- Reich.

For the UFO researcher this may come to mean additional sets of
files kept on those making inquiries in any area deemed of
concern to national security... no matter how innocent.

In other words, making felt, that much more, the intimidation of
growing authority constructed out of such arbitrary allowances
for such loose strings.


JCH



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