Sunday, August 01, 2004

 
Kerry Worse Than Ashcroft on Civil Liberties?

This interesting kuro5hin.org article questions Kerry's record and views on crypto, the Patriot Act, and asset forfeiture. To get right to the point, Kerry doesn't do so well in these areas. In fact, Ashcroft and the ACLU were on the same side of the crypto argument (in favor of allowing individuals to encrypt messages, for example), while Kerry was a part of the opposing camp, a very weird scenario given what we know about the respective players in such a scenario - in general.

"It goes without saying," the author writes, "that John Ashcroft and the Bush administration have lousy records on Civil Liberties, but it is important to analyze John Kerry's record as well."

Absolutley.

- posted by laurie @ 8/01/2004 03:14:00 PM
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