To Tap or Not To Tap? That is the Question
And a silly question, it is.
Someone please tell me, if our intelligence resources (read: limited domestic wiretapping) had saved our Twin Towers and some 2800+/- lives on September 11, 2001, would this be an issue now?
A rogue judge in MI decides to wave political colors in the name of civil liberty and in one ignorant, aggressive swordswing threatens to take the canines out of our domestic protection bite. Ugly move madam. Thank God for an appeals system that may allow us to turn her sword into Nerf.
So, isn't what this country stands for Civil Liberty?
Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness? Yep, but which comes first?
And the man at the controls in this cockpit is responsible to do all that he can, make all the tough calls he must to preserve it (LIFE). Even when shrill Sheehans and aggressive adversaries are in his knickers, his charge is to land this jet safely. Our airplane is on fire and some IAP's (immediate action procedures...no kidding "gotta do NOW's") must be employed, didn't anyone tell us?
Give me some alligator clamps and some headphones and let me help douse the flames. Oh, and I can help you land this puppy, skipper. Just say the word.
So many metaphors, not enough time.