Friday, January 05, 2007

Junk Mail

How many of you seriously think a terrorist is going to use "snail mail" to plot some heinous act against the U.S.? Let's get serious here folks. Our new Congress needs to set a priority, among many others, to look into the use of signing statements by Bush to break the law.

From the New York Daily News:
President Bush has quietly claimed sweeping new powers to open Americans' mail without a judge's warrant, the Daily News has learned.

The President asserted his new authority when he signed a postal reform bill into law on Dec. 20. Bush then issued a "signing statement" that declared his right to open people's mail under emergency conditions.

That claim is contrary to existing law and contradicted the bill he had just signed, say experts who have reviewed it.

Bush's move came during the winter congressional recess and a year after his secret domestic electronic eavesdropping program was first revealed. It caught Capitol Hill by surprise.


A top Senate Intelligence Committee aide promised, "It's something we're going to look into."

I hope to shout!

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