Ytterbius (ytterbius) wrote in letters_to_gov,
Ytterbius
ytterbius
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Stop Poindexter and the Information Awareness Office.

Dear Reps,

The following is how the New York Times describes the direction headed by the “Information Awareness Office" under the leadership of John Poindexter of Iran-Contra fame:

"Every purchase you make with a credit card, every magazine subscription you buy and medical prescription you fill, every Web site you visit and e-mail you send or receive, every academic grade you receive, every bank deposit you make, every trip you book and every event you attend — all these transactions and communications will go into what the Defense Department describes as "a virtual, centralized grand database."

See: http://www.nytimes.com/2002/11/14/opinion/14SAFI.html.

This is clearly a massive violation of the people’s reasonable expectation of privacy and must not be allowed to stand as authorized by Homeland Defense legislation.

Neither Democrats, nor Republicans benefit from such a program. Please work to convince others in the Senate of this. It would be another major failure for the Democratic Party if this passes as written.

Thanks in advance,
Don
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