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Here's an idea that may or may not put a monkey wrench in their Orwellian plans (don't know enough about IT to say for sure): How about a national campaign involving millions of people who start using flagged words and phrases in every e-mail and conversation they can--tens of millions of phone calls, text messages and e-mails daily for the software to sort through, so much that if it doesn't crash the system, it might at least make the human intelligence process too time-consuming and therefore worthless?

Steve McGaughey

Champaign, IL

Aug 13 2007 - 12:33pm

Web Letter

When fear is used as the exclusive rationale for policies that exceed our own principles of democracy, then we experience an erosion of what we were founded upon and passionately believe in--freedom. There is no justification for circumventing checks and balances and judicial oversight. Passively like sheep and attention diverted with other worries, we all watch with confusion as such deeply important issues become laws without the analysis they deserve and explanation that we deserve.

Rochelle Cisneros

Cocoa Beach, FL

Aug 12 2007 - 8:44am

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President Bush claimed that the terrorists hate our freedom, our democracy, our rights and our liberty.

As a devoted anti-terrorist Administration, the White House is committed to reducing the risk of the terrorist attacks by shrinking our freedom, our democracy, our rights and our liberty.

The less of it we have, the less hateful the terrorists are and the less exposed we are.

It is indeed a brilliant strategy. And they say that Mr. Bush is not willing to compromise.

The President doesn’t like it either, but he is doing it to protect us.

Kenan Porobic

Charlotte, NC

Aug 10 2007 - 9:49am