“The [Bush] signing statement claims authority to open domestic mail without a warrant, and that would be new and quite alarming,” said Kate Martin, director of the Center for National Security Studies in Washington. “The danger is they’re reading Americans’ mail,” she said.
“You have to be concerned,” agreed a career senior U.S. official who reviewed the legal underpinnings of Bush’s claim. “It takes Executive Branch authority beyond anything we’ve ever known.” [Link]
Pretty soon, we’re going to need a whole new way to communicate. Forget cell phones, e-mail, and even letters to your Mom. Bush has his sticky fingers in all of those. Every home in America needs one of these.