--- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: > > In a message dated 8/20/06 3:11:09 P.M. Central Daylight Time, > [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes: <snip> > What was *not* fine was your misrepresentation of it > as supporting WARRANTLESS wiretapping, which it most > certainly did not. > > And as I said earlier that the poll also mentioned that 65% even > favored the program even if it meant violating privacy. That's > close enough for me for the majority being OK with wire taps being > warrantless.
Don't be absurd; those aren't equivalent at all. Without a warrant, your privacy can be violated for no good reason, just on a whim, or even for evil purposes. *With* a warrant, at least you have some assurance of oversight and of a positive purpose for the privacy violation, e.g., catching terrorists. Not *nearly* close enough, sorry. Your privacy can be violated either way, so being OK with it does NOT mean approving of WARRANTLESS wiretaps. > Only about 30% or less did not want the program and I have no > doubt it was because they believed the wire taps could be > without warrants, why else would that many people be against > the program? Yes, as Lawson and I both pointed out to you. Which tells you ZILCH, however, about whether those who approved had warrantless wiretaps in mind. Except that in every poll I'm aware of that asked about WARRANTLESS wiretapping explicitly, a majority DID NOT approve of it. > No lies, no deception, just sour grapes that 66% of the > population want Bush's program in place as it is. Bullshit. That's not what the poll found, because that isn't what it asked, and you know it. To subscribe, send a message to: [EMAIL PROTECTED] Or go to: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/FairfieldLife/ and click 'Join This Group!' Yahoo! Groups Links <*> To visit your group on the web, go to: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/FairfieldLife/ <*> To unsubscribe from this group, send an email to: [EMAIL PROTECTED] <*> Your use of Yahoo! Groups is subject to: http://docs.yahoo.com/info/terms/