Because freedom can't protect itself
I'm so profoundly disappointed in Congress over this bill. The technical details aren't even discussed, and there's this gigantic gaping problem of the attorney general being given the ability to basically wave off any and all judicial review pertaining to this program. How can anyone be /for/ this bill?
guys, please tell me you are organizing a DC protest this July 4th.
let us at least pretend that democracy cares about laws and voters and such, at least for one day
...that the U.S. Congress either did or did not sign off on the President of the United States' claim that he is above the law.
The question was asked by Tyler about anyone could be for this bill - Obama is for it, does anyone know how he explains that position?
RE: the alleged claim that the King is above the law.
Someone once told me that, "your actions speak so loudly I can't hear your words."
Do you really need to hear Bush say he is above the law? And do you want to hear him use the word law in the same sentence when referring to himself?
Maybe he could say something like, "I want to tell you your President is not a crook." That would work.
It would erase the imprisonment of Americans without habeas corpus not to mention hundreds of others, rendition, torture, lying us into war, spending us broke, killing 4190 American kids, and killing who knows how many other human beings.
I wonder if he knows how to spell potato, (?) potatoe (?), oh well fool me once shame on you fool me twice and shame on uh uh us?
But I digress. Obama flip flopped on FISA. He abandoned his agreement to support a filibuster if it happened for the political advantageous (?) move to the center.
"Disappointment" over a bill that sacrifices the 4th Amendment for some ethereal means of security while giving (il)-legal immunity to the telecoms, what a minimalist statement. It reminds me of the scene in Cyrano when Montfleury insults Cyrano's nose. Whereupon Cyrano goes on to expound on how anyone with a little talent and wit could have said so many things such as "my nose sir, a crag.... Oh well
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