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Security tapping secures U.S. homes

By Keith Ludwick/reporter

   It seems every time I turn on the television or radio or open a newspaper, I hear how the president broke the law to spy on U.S. citizens. I hear comparisons of this administration to Hitler’s Nazis and the Gestapo. I hear Bush being referred to as a terrorist who wants to take away all our rights as American citizens.
   I would like to make my own comparisons. The Democrats sound like a bunch of screaming toddlers swearing they just saw a monster beneath their beds. Wake up, kiddos. It is time to live in the real world for a little while.
   If my neighbor is making a call to her mother in Ohio, I doubt the government would be interested in tapping that call. However, if my neighbor is making an overseas call to a known supporter of al-Qaida, the government would likely be listening. I would be upset if it wasn’t.
   Before Sept. 11, the Bush administration was criticized for not doing enough to protect American citizens. Since Sept. 11, Bush has been criticized for doing too much. The American Civil Liberties Union has challenged the Bush administration on every measure it has attempted to implement to combat terrorism and has even demanded enemy soldiers be given lawyers.
   Such criticism is the reason Karl Rove accused the Democrats of having a pre-Sept. 11 view of the world. He was overly polite.
   Democrats cannot be trusted with issues involving national security. They repeatedly demonstrate a childish naiveté that puts our soldiers and our friends and families on our own soil in danger.
   The president has briefed Congress on his wire-tapping initiative more than 12 times. His actions are well within the law, and he has repeatedly stressed that Americans calling Americans are not being tapped. So why complain?
   The complaints are nothing but pointless, baseless character attacks on the only man capable of keeping us safe.
   It should be obvious to Democrats that Bush is not like any of the evil regimes his administration has been compared to. If the comparisons were close to the truth, every member of the radical left would be imprisoned and/or executed for maligning their leader.
   The only monster under the bed Democrats have to fear is the truth that their own views of the world prove they are obsolete in today’s society.
   I hope the Democrats will someday grow up and start seeing the reality of life instead of the fantasy put forth by John Lennon. Only then will the two parties actually be able to meet in a middle ground everyone can benefit from.

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