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What do you think of wire tapping?

The Obama administration insists it has no obligation to provide access to a top secret document in a wiretapping case, setting up a showdown next week with the judge who ordered it released.

The Al-Haramain case has been a focal point for civil liberties groups questioning the legality of the warrantless wiretapping program, and has become one of several instances where the current administration has taken its cue from the Bush administration in citing national security as justification for keeping secrets.



Asked by IhartU at 7:30 PM on May. 31, 2009 in Politics & Current Events

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Answers (8)
  • We should be required to obtain a warrant to wire tap. No ifs ands or buts. The Constitution/Bill of Rights is there for a reason.

    Answer by urkiddingright at 7:47 PM on May. 31, 2009

  • They do whatever they want to, we don't matter to them!

    Answer by agentwanda at 7:53 PM on May. 31, 2009

  • I agree- you should be required to have a warrant to justify the reason for a wire tap.

    Answer by dragonfly7271 at 7:53 PM on May. 31, 2009

  • I have no problem with it as long as a warrant is obtained.


    Answer by Friday at 7:55 PM on May. 31, 2009

  • It depends on the situation and if they started arresting for things other than terror investigations without a warrent then its against the constitution. Bill Clinton ordered a search of a home and arrests of terrorists without warrent and I didn't think he did anything wrong there either.

    Answer by Carpy at 8:00 PM on May. 31, 2009

  • I don't believe in warrantless wiretapping, it is a violation of our 4th Amendment constitutional rights.

    "The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized."

    Answer by stacymomof2 at 8:38 PM on May. 31, 2009

  • Bush did this he was the devil. Where are the Obama Mama's who were furious over the Patriot Act and wiretapping? Obama is doing the same thing could be it is the right thing and has saved lives. Could be he is wiretapping conservatives that are going against him. You never know.

    Answer by Anonymous at 8:59 PM on May. 31, 2009

  • This was in place when Bush was in office and Obama kept up the trend. So much fro transparency.

    Answer by kittymommy at 9:22 PM on May. 31, 2009