Common sense kicks the ACLU's ass and puts a crooked, Jimmy Carter-appointed, liberal judge in her place:
A divided U.S. appeals court dismissed a challenge to the Bush administration's terrorist surveillance program, ruling that the American Civil Liberties Union and others lacked the legal right to sue over the spying.
The 2-1 decision today by the Cincinnati-based 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals overturned a lower court ruling that said the eavesdropping without court warrants violated the Constitution and federal law. The appeals panel directed the trial court judge to throw out the case.
The ACLU's suit is one of several in the federal court system relating to the National Security Agency program, which allowed the government to spy on terrorists while bypassing the judicial system. While President George W. Bush has argued that the surveillance is legal, he agreed in January to let a secret federal court oversee the spying.
Set up in the wake of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, the Terrorist Surveillance Program generated controversy since it was publicly revealed in December 2005. Congressional Democrats have issued subpoenas to the administration seeking more information on the classified program.
It's simple: the only people who should be worried about the gov't listening to their conversations are terrorists. If you're not a terrorist, than yap away till your hearts content, or you get laryngitis, whichever comes first of course.