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DOJ vs. the Courts... Finally!

Thursday, January 18, 2007

It turns out that the "slippery slope" we were meant to avoid was actually a cliff and our government has dove headlong off it like they were a bunch of lemmings.
I see this morning that A.G. Alberto "Jackboots" Gonzales has issued a directive stating, "any electronic surveillance that was occurring as part of the Terrorist Surveillance Program will now be conducted subject to the approval of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court." Has Mr. Gonzales suddenly realized the error of his ways and changed course? No. He's protecting his assets because he's about to be hauled in before the Senate Judiciary Committee. Furthermore, January 31 marks the day that DOJ argues it's appeal for their spying program. Many believe that the court will sustain the original verdict declaring the program unconstitutional and will finally force them to stop. This will all be pointless with this new direction by DOJ.
This administration has demonstrated time and again it's flagrant disregard for our constitution. It has taken the view that everything is permitted until they're made to stop either by the congress or the courts. Unfortunately for Americans, both bodies have decided to be reactive instead of proactive when it comes to stopping the Bush administration. A sort of "Don't make me pull this car over" enforcement stance. Meanwhile, our freedoms and liberties are being trashed by constitutional illiterates like Gonzales and Bush.


Blogger Mark said...

Did you see what ol' Alberto said about habeas corpus?


“There is no expressed grant of habeas in the Constitution; there’s a prohibition against taking it away.”

“The Constitution doesn’t say every individual in the United States or citizen is hereby granted or assured the right of habeas corpus. It doesn’t say that. It simply says the right shall not be suspended except in cases of rebellion or invasion."

Gonzales went to Harvard Law School and yet he doesn't know that rights are inherent and unalienable. He thinks rights are granted by the Constitution. What a crappy law school and/or a crappy student.

6:17 PM  
Blogger Don Bangert said...

And to think they made this moron our A.G.! I suppose he's never read the Ninth Amendment either which states, "The enumeration in the Constitution, of certain rights, shall not be construed to deny or disparage others retained by the people." It really doesn't get any clearer than that.

7:33 PM  

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