January 07, 2006

Government opens you MAIL!

You thought the illegal phone-tapping by the NSA was bad, the government is also opening our mail and they aren't trying to hide it! These quotes are from MSNBC:
A spokesman for the Customs and Border Protection division said he couldn't speak directly to Goodman's case but acknowledged that the agency can, will and does open mail coming to U.S. citizens that originates from a foreign country whenever it's deemed necessary.

"All mail originating outside the United States Customs territory that is to be delivered inside the U.S. Customs territory is subject to Customs examination," says the CBP Web site. That includes personal correspondence. "All mail means 'all mail'," said John Mohan, a CBP spokesman, emphasizing the point.

"This process isn't something we're trying to hide," Mohan said, noting the wording on the agency's Web site. "We've had this authority since before the Department of Homeland Security was created," Mohan said.

Again, our privacy goes out the window. Bush's excuse for violating our civil rights is that we're at war and that he has a responsibility to protect the American people. This is bullshit, the war was manufactured and shitting on the Bill of Rights will not protect us.


At 1/10/2006 12:42 PM, Blogger Kathleen Callon said...

I hadn't heard about this one... only 1105 days,11 hours,and 18 minutes until we get a new President. Pretty depressing when I think about it. Peace.

At 1/10/2006 9:49 PM, Blogger chico-towner said...

I'm not waiting THAT long to get rid of the Bush Crime Family, we need a Democratic majority to take over in 2006 in order to impeach the bastard! We shouldn't settle for less, that's why we're both bloggers, we're trying to add our 2cents to the political debate and change a few minds in the process ;-)


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