In other words, we can rest comfortably in our homes, knowing that our privacy is sacred under this international standard of which the U.S. was a founding endorser.
But now the Bush administration is in charge.
They redefined torture. And now they're redefining privacy.
You see, we were attacked on 9/11 by a handful of fringe radicals. Therefore, the Bush administration needs to read your e-mails and monitor your phone calls. Oh, and they need to review your financial records. Go figure.
As a recent CNN article explains:
[I]t is time that people in the United States change their definition of privacy. Privacy no longer can mean anonymity, says Donald Kerr, the principal deputy director of national intelligence. Instead, it should mean that government and businesses properly safeguard people's private communications and financial information.Yeah, and the fox will "properly safeguard" the henhouse.
Hello, Big Brother.