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Wednesday, March 15, 2006

What is Required

We know this government has admitted to spying on Americans without the warrants required by FISA, which is to say in violation of the law. We know that Bush claims they will continue to do so.

What checks exist to bring the president back to following the law? There could be investigations, but the GOP has killed that move and are looking for ways to make what was illegal, legal. They have abandoned their role as a check.

Senator Feingold has brought one of the only tools left to the fore, a censure. And where are the other democrats, the last folks who could bring this president back to the rule of law? Running scared, away from their constitutional responsibilities.

Here's a site which has a petition and a way to write to your senator. When it comes to this issue, neither party can be trusted to pursue this, so it's going to have to be the organized voice of the public which brings this government into account.

2 Comments:

At 12:31 PM , Blogger Shane said...

Admitted to spying on terrorist who contact people in America. Who by no stretch of the imagination would have a very obvious chance to be terrorist themselves. Hopefully they do continue to do this. There where investigations and nothing came out of them so considering its a top secret program and every time they investigate it the people come out and never say bad things about it......maybe because although its top secret and they can't tell us the entire plan they realize it is not an evil ploy to spy on Americans, but a much needed tool for the war on terrorism.

Senator Feingold did bring up the censure and the question that should be asked is not only where the rest of the democrat support was but also why did he leave the floor when the option to vote on his censor was proposed......Because it was just a ploy to get Feingold some points for being the tuff guy who stood up against the evil president Bush.

Regards,
Shane
http://anopeneye.blogspot.com/

 
At 3:04 PM , Blogger Dwight said...

There's no problem on spying on terrorists. Without a warrant is the problem and a violation of the law. That is what needs to stop.

 

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