Saturday, December 17, 2005


Constitutional Crisis?

The president has just admitted he is above the law. In his radio address this morning, the President of the United States clearly challenged the authority of the Constitution of the United States by proudly stating that he repeatedly violated the laws of the land and will continue to do so.

WASHINGTON Dec 17, 2005 — President Bush said Saturday he personally has authorized a secret eavesdropping program in the U.S. more than 30 times since the Sept. 11 attacks and he lashed out at those involved in publicly revealing the program.

"This is a highly classified program that is crucial to our national security," he said in a radio address delivered live from the White House's Roosevelt Room.

"This authorization is a vital tool in our war against the terrorists. It is critical to saving American lives. The American people expect me to do everything in my power, under our laws and Constitution, to protect them and their civil liberties and that is exactly what I will continue to do as long as I am president of the United States," Bush said.

What the president failed to mention was that most legal experts (those who aren't under the administration's employ) as well as many in Congress agree that these activities were and are in direct violation of federal law and the Constitution.

This is a turing point in the history of our nation where the majority party in power has abandoned democracy and are attempting to establish, for all intents and purposes, a monarchy.

This hubristic maneuver must be challenged.

I call on Sue Kelly to immediately declare her position on this all important issue, and act forcefully to stop the mad powergrab that her party's leader in now attempting.

Which is it, Sue? Democracy or Monarchy?

I called both Sue Kelly and Maurice Hinchey's offices today. NEITHER had a prepared statement regarding their positions on the issue.

I can understand Sue not wanting to say anything, because this is her party doing the illegal deeds. But Hinchey! When are the Democrats going to get their act together?

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