Ju­di­cial trav­esty

The Washington Times Weekly - - Letters To The Editor -

With re­gard to the rul­ing by Detroit Dis­trict Judge Anna Diggs Tay­lor that the Na­tional Se­cu­rity Agency’s sur­veil­lance pro­gram is un­con­sti­tu­tional:

This is a very bad rul­ing, and a vic­tory not only for the lib­eral Amer­i­can Civil Lib­er­ties Union (ACLU), which brought this fool­ish law­suit be­fore the court, but also for the ter­ror­ists. (It should be here noted that this lib­eral ac­tivist judge was ap­pointed by Pres­i­dent Carter in 1979.)

This sur­veil­lance pro­gram is an es­sen­tial tool in the war on ter­ror. Intelligence agen­cies in the United States have con­firmed that this do­mes­tic sur­veil­lance pro­gram has helped to pre­vent ter­ror­ist at­tacks and saved Amer­i­can lives since Septem­ber 11.

Only last week we re­ceived a stark re­minder that ter­ror­ists are still plot­ting to at­tack our coun­try with the ar­rests in Lon­don.

This lib­eral judge’s rul­ing must be over­turned by a higher court in the in­ter­est of our na­tional se­cu­rity. Al Eis­ner Wheaton, Mary­land

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