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August 08, 2009

ACLU Cleary Fans of Emerson

Remember when Ari Fleischer said Americans should "watch what they say?" Back then, the ACLU said that was a warning to "remind us how easily our precious First Amendment rights can be lost."

The White House snitch program under President Obama, though, is just a "bad idea that could send a troublesome message." They also want you to know that even though the White House may be collecting personal information, it's cool...they're totally sure Obama won't do anything with it.

But the organization added, "While it is unclear at this point what the government is doing with the information it is collecting, critics of the administration's health care proposal should not fear that their names will end up in some government database that could be used to chill their right to free speech."
Well, I don't know about the rest of you, but I sure feel reassured.

Whew. I mean, it's not like Obama wants his critics to just shut up or anything, right?


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