Bush Signing Statement allows warrentless reading of Mail (2)

1 Name: Newshound : 2007-01-05 00:06 ID:vlL6Dn20

USA Government can read your Mail

(CBS/AP) President George W. Bush has created more controversy over his domestic intelligence gathering policies with a previously unnoticed "Signing Statement" attached to a postal reform bill which claims federal officials can open U.S. mail without a warrant.

The law as passed by the House and Senate requires government agents to get warrants to open first-class letters.

But the presidential statement, signed on December 20, added that sealed mail can be searched in "exigent circumstances, such as to protect human life and safety against hazardous materials, and the need for physical searches specifically authorized by law for foreign intelligence."

The White House said the president is not claiming any new authority and that the statement does not change the scope of current law.

So the congress passes a law forbidding reading the mail, yet the government can read your mail because of the signing statement... Why do I feel like it's 1984 all over again?

2 Name: Unverified Source : 2007-01-05 03:15 ID:Heaven

Junior is a retard and fucks everything up. But nobody does anything to stop him... Why?

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