Friday, August 18, 2006
Bush's illegal wiretaps: UNCONSTITUTIONAL
Of course the federal level courts found BushCo's warantless wiretaps unconstitutional b/c THEY ARE UNCONSTITUTIONAL. But it is finally high time someone said it all nice and neat and legal-like, huh? But don't fear... this 75 yr old black female judge will be Swiftboated soon enough and she'll be slapped on the Wingnut's "ACTIVIST JUDGE" list now, b/c ya know there is nothing more wild, crazy and loose-cannon than a 75 yr old judge. At least Jack Cafferty gets it right... as usual: "It seems like we are having this discussion about this judge's ruling in the abstract, as though there's no precedent for what the judge decided. The judge upheld the ruling of the FISA crt, which says if you want to wiretap phones, you need a warrant to do so. The law of the land says get a warrant. The actions of the admin have ignored the law of the land in that regard. So it's not a discussion in the abstract. It's not hypothetical. There are laws on the books against what the admin is doing and it's about time somebody said it out loud. This fedrl district judge ruled today Bush is breaking the law by spying on people in this country w/o a warrant. The judge said the prez is violating the 1st and the 4th Amendment to the Constitution and FISA, passed by Congress in 1978, specifically to prevent this kind of abuse of power. It was being done before under Nixon. That's why the FISA crt was created in the 1st place. So what does this mean? It means Bush violated his oath of office, among other things, when he swore to uphold the Constitution of the United States. It means he's been lying to us about the program since it started, when he's been telling us there's nothing illegal about what he's been doing. A court has ruled it is illegal. And it means a 75-year-old black female judge in Michigan has finally stepped in and done the job that Congress is supposed to do, namely oversight of the executive branch of govt. But the Congress is controlled by the Republicans and they are controlled by the president and they have done nothing in the way of oversight." Amen brother Jack... amen.