Sunday, November 19, 2006

Attorney General Wades Into Wire-tapping Fray

Attorney General Alberto Gonzales, in remarks addressed to the Air Force Academy Saturday, joined with Dick Cheney in attacking a federal judge’s ruling last August that the Bush administrations warrentless surveillance program was unconstitutional.

Gonzales and Cheney’s attacks on the court order came as the administration is urging the lame-duck Congress to approve legislation authorizing the warrentless surveillance. The bill’s chances are doubtful however, because of Democratic opposition in the Senate, where 60 votes are required to end debate and actually vote on the legislation.

Yet one more example of the autocratic Bush administration attempting to do an end around the U.S. Constitution and the courts mandated with protecting it. I mean really, they have absolutely no shame. First the President authorizes the NSA to secretly wire-tap American citizens without seeking or receiving a warrant to do so, something that is COMPLETELY and without question illegal in this country and then when they’re found out and our federal court system does it’s job and rules it an unconstitutional act, they simply dismiss this, calling it “an act of judicial overreach” and attempt to bypass our bill of rights by having their Republican rubber-stamping Congress change the law. It seems to me that the only ones overreaching their power in this country are the executive branch minions with their self-righteous, do whatever they feel like, rule the country without oversight brand of governing. Funny, I could have sworn I heard Pres. Bush take an oath to uphold our Constitution, not rewrite it.


Anonymous Teresa said...

Poor George! Where are his "activist" judges when he needs them?

11/20/2006 12:48 AM  
Blogger Leo said...

Lol! Touche'! Thanks for the comment.

11/20/2006 11:52 AM  

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