Because freedom can't protect itself
Superb. Can we make this retroactive about 8 or 9 years!???
This could actually be a first step in Congress becoming again a participant in Government.
Now we need a Bill that says Congress cannot give its power to declare war to the President, and any declaration of war must contain several specific provisions. Provisions such as it must be country specific. Absent emergency legislation as in the case of Pearl Harbor it must be presented to Congress with at least a general outline of the entrance, prosecution and exit strategy.
It must state clearly the goal that is being authorized etc., etc.
Will we ever know what our most secretive agencies are doing, if they are able to hide behind the "state secrets privilege"? If anything goes, because government agencies are hiding whatever activities they want to hide, the following question must be asked: Who is running this country?
Are we not, in theory, supposed to be "a government of the people, by the people and for the people"?
Refer to "Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists"
Outlaw nonconsensual human experiments now
By Cheryl Welsh | 16 June 2009
If nonconsensual human experiments are, in fact, taking place, should they not be exposed and stopped? Or are we going to let them continue and pretend that we really believe in the rule of law and the Constitution.
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