James Leroy Wilson's blog

Sunday, May 21, 2006

Adolf Gonzalez Tears Up First Amendment

According the the AP, the Attorney General says that " the government will not hesitate to track telephone calls made by reporters as part of a criminal leak investigation, but officials would not do so routinely and randomly." Gonzales says, "'It can't be the case that that right trumps over the right that Americans would like to see, the ability of the federal government to go after criminal activity.'"

If a government official leaks information, is that not his and the government's problem? How is the press at fault?

My goodness, the reason the entire Bill of Rights was written was to protect the individual rights even if it meant curbing "the ability of the federal government to go after criminal activity."

As Paul Craig Roberts recently wrote, defenders of the Bush Administration need to ask themselves "why, if only evildoers have anything to fear from government, the Founding Fathers bothered to write the Constitution?"

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