The author of the Patriot Act said Thursday that a secret program under which the Obama administration was collecting phone records from millions of Americans is “excessive” and beyond the scope of the law.
Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner, R-Wis., who wrote the 2001 law, was among a host of lawmakers on both sides of the aisle who raised alarm over the practice.
Lawmakers make laws. They do so as if their lawmaking power was somehow magical, and never prone to misuse.
Most politicians are historical illiterates, so illiterate I suspect that it is willful. What history teaches is that any powers given to government will, invariably, over time be expanded and either misused, abused, or employed for things the orginal law was never intended to permit.
I wish these mokes would ask themselves a question or two, starting with, “We may think this is a good idea for us, but will it be a good idea if the other guys are in control?”