Thursday, April 3, 2008

Administration Asserts No Fourth Amendment for Domestic Military Operations

Administration Asserts No Fourth Amendment for Domestic Military Operations | Electronic Frontier Foundation: "Re: Military Interrogation of Alien Unlawful Combatants Held Outside the United States"

So, with the abandonment of the Bill of Rights and the admission that the spying on Americans is a "Domestic Military Operation" it appears that we are indeed the military dictatorship Bush joked about.

If the President can suspend the Bill of Rights at will, then they are not rights of free citizens, but merely indulgences by a master to favored slaves.


Anonymous said...

Wow, this "abandonment of the Bill of Rights" and us living under a "military dicatorship". I am glad that you are here TTH, to let us know what is really happening.

The Truth Handler said...

So, what do you call it when the Constitution is ignored?

Anonymous said...

I don't call it a military dictatorship. I call it a temporary problem, to be rectified by our wonderful system of checks and balances. Your inflamatory rhetoric is a diservice to your cause.

Seriously, do you really think that we have abandoned the bill of rights and we live in anything near a "milatary dicatorship" as you state in your post?

The Truth Handler said...

"A temporary problem"? Is it done when the person ignoring it leaves office? A temporary dictator.
I'm really not sure you understand the purpose of the Constitution. Either that, or you do not respect the wisdom behind it.
Yes, I agree with you that the system works. But, this President is taking advantage of the slowness with which it works, and trying to make it slower by fighting transparency at every turn. It takes time to produce evidence in court about illegal activities. With the claim of executive privilege, often not until they get out of office. The Supreme Court has ruled some of his activities illegal, but it takes time for all the activities to see the light of day. This becomes especially difficult when he fights transparency at every corner. It will take time to find these things out. He is shredding documents and losing backup drives and servers containing YEARS of emails.