To Hell with all this "being soft on terrorism" talk. The Democrats are being soft on Fascism. This is ripe for extreme abuse.
The Bill of Rights was designed to prevent abuses by the domestic government. J. Edgar Hoover would be proud of the Democrats. He loved abusive powers. He used them against many people who were only trying to make the world a truly better place.
If the U.S. government keeps up this direction, it will head into violent revolution. I'm opposed to violent revolution. I'm for total pacifism. I'm also though opposed to Fascism since it is the opposite of real peace.
The members of both houses of Congress are playing with fire that they just don't fathom. The Wrathful spirit comes out from both nature and human kind.
It's monstrous. All the domestic spying was against the law. All the telecom conspirators are criminals along with everyone in the government who conspired right along with them. Now though, the Congress is retroactively attempting to make it all legal. They assume too much power unto themselves. There will be the devil to pay.
Warrants were devised in an attempt to prevent governmental abuse. Armed with an innocent person's personal and even confidential correspondence, political monsters can harm the innocent from the dark. It happened before the Bill of Rights. That's why they were written. Now though, the U.S. Congress is saying that the letter and spirit of the Bill of Rights is no good.
Well, the Bill of Rights is supposedly the supreme mundane law of this country. This new so-called law will have to be reviewed by the U.S. Supreme Court. We shall see whether or not at least five "justices" will uphold the U.S. Constitution and tell the Congress that they got it wrong, which they most certainly did.
FISA was already a terrible stretch. There should never have been a secret court. Now they are simply practically doing away with any judicial oversight at all.
Here are the Democrats giving George W. Bush more than he had expected while they should be impeaching him and reversing nearly every decisions of his whole grotesque administration.
Friday, June 20, 2008
by Jacob G. Hornberger
Not surprisingly, the Democratic-controlled Congress has once again capitulated to the president, this time agreeing to a "compromise" bill that grants immunity to telecom companies that knowingly and intentionally broke the law that prohibited them from sharing confidential information about their customers with the government.
Outraged customers sued the companies for damages, and the president has now prevailed on Congress to immunize the companies from those lawsuits, just as the president secured immunity from criminal prosecution for torture and murder committed by CIA officials. Even worse, the Democrats, no doubt fearful of once again being called soft on terrorism, even agreed to expand the president's wiretapping powers.