Thursday, August 21, 2008

Russ Feingold Makes Me Proud to Be From Wisconsin

Despite supporting a lot of things I don't support (such as the McCain-Feingold bill regulating campaign finance), Russ Feingold's stance on civil liberties (he was the only senator to vote against the so-called PATRIOT Act) kind of makes me proud to be from Wisconsin:

Once again, this administration has demonstrated its perverse belief that it is entitled to keep anything and everything secret from the public it serves and their elected representatives, while Americans are not allowed to keep any secrets from their government. That's exactly backwards. In a country founded on principles of liberty and democracy, the personal information of law-abiding Americans is none of the government's business, but the policies of the government are very much the business of Congress and the American people.

Via Hit & Run.

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