U.S. 0 Terrorists 1  

pickthisguy11 36M
60 posts
12/19/2005 11:37 pm

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U.S. 0 Terrorists 1

The news this past week has been more disappointing that it has been in a long time. The fact that our President has circumvented the law to spy on Americans makes this a sad day for America.

The President has authorized the National Security Agency to spy on Americans without a warrant, eliminating any kind of judicial oversight that may protect Americans. He claims it is necessary to protect us from terrorists. What he doesn't mention is that is most likely illegal and without a doubt immoral.

"As President ans Commander in Chief, I have the constitutional responsibility and the constitutional authority to protect our country. Article II of the Constitution gives me that responsibility and the authority necessary to fulfill it. And after September the 11th, the United States Congress also granted me the additional authority to use military force against Al Qeada." Bush said.

It remains to be proven if the Constitution gives him the authority he claims. For the Constitution can be interpreted in different ways. We will however, most likely find out it does give him said authority.

What Bush is telling Americans is that he can and will do whatever he feels like in the "war on terror". He is telling us he must take away our rights to protect us. He is telling us that stopping a few terrorists is more important than our freedom.

The writers of the constitution knew that absolute power corrupts absolutely, and they did what they could to check that power. What we have is a President that cares little for the Constitution that he swore to uphold and protect.

Furthermore, Bush goes on to admonish the New York Times for reporting the story, calling it "shameful". That is totally irresponsible. It benefits us as a country to know as much as possible about the workings of our government. How else can we keep the govt. in check. Without an informed society a leader can and will get away with whatever they want. Without us citizens having information a democracy quickly turns into a dictatorship. Thomas Jefferson (the primary writer of the Constitution) said "Information is the currency of democracy." I wish we had a President who realized this.

He has always said that the terrorists "hate us for our freedom". Is his plan to make them like us by taking away those freedoms? To take these freedoms away is to hand the people he is "protecting" us from exactly what they want.

The debate about the legality of his actions will carry on for months, probably years. But this much is true. Bush's actions are fundamentally unconstitutional, and further proof that he has not a shred of morals or any respect for the freedoms that past generations fought and died for.

My mood for this post says thankful. How after all I have just stated can I be thankful? Simple, I am thankful for term limits.


kimochiE 33M

12/20/2005 12:19 am

I'm a hardcore political junkie, but I'm just not in a political mood at the moment, so I hope it suffices to say: fuckin' A!


rm_cockmerollme 45F
1223 posts
12/20/2005 1:09 am

Hearing you. This is so scary. Remember, this guy's dad used to run the C.I.A......and even he wouldn't have done this. The fact that W (stands for Worst President Ever) is pissed at whomever leaked this info, says a lot. A whole lot more than the life of Valerie Plame.

LET'S GO METS!!!


KC_JJ 53M

12/20/2005 1:11 am

Some sections of that idiot patriot were bad enough but this was ridiculous because therre was no reason for Bush not to proceed with it legally.

But he just went ahead and did so illegally becuase he quite wrongly felt it was his right to.

But it absolutely wasn't.

No matter what fancy excuses he tries to shroud it with nothing can take away from the stone cold fact that he's blatantly been taking the law into his own hands and behaving like dictator. This is not a facist totalitarian nation but that's exaactly the way this administration has been behaving throughout the entirety of it's reign.

It's somewhat looking up though that many republicans are seeing it this way too so it's not just seen anymore as only being a stupid partisan issue. And it's good to now get into that arena rather than the "us against them" circus antics of partisan shitslinging as usual.

This administration is just plain fucked up no matter how you look at it!

It was great entertainment seeing Bush put his foot straight into his mouth so many times in that idiotic press conference thing he just did recently.

I sure laughed anyway,

KC_JJ

PS. Do you think chicks are attracted by this type of political diatribe? I imagine theres' gotta be some out there that theoretically might be.

MMM [ MMM


rm_cockmerollme 45F
1223 posts
12/20/2005 10:14 pm

Are you kidding? Political arguments always lead to underware wrestling!!PIN ME PIN ME!!!!!

LET'S GO METS!!!


suck_me1978 39M
2 posts
12/23/2005 12:30 pm

i love it and ill PIN any day,
maybe i should run for prez would u vote for me?


pickthisguy11 36M
79 posts
12/26/2005 9:54 pm

Cockmerollme, my lady and I used to talk politics all the time and never once did it lead to underware wrestling. Maybe I was just arguing with the wrong person.


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