Wednesday, December 21, 2005

POTUS is at least disingenuous if not dishonest

The controversy that is currently swirling around the secret FISA [Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act] Court that has included the resignation of one of its sitting judges just highlights the disingenuous if not dishonest statements of the President of the United States. That a sitting judge would step down over his protestations that the Administration is wrong and violating the Constitution is an eloquent statement to the degree of disappearing support for the Patriot Act and the opposition to covert spying on our own citizens. There are provisions under FISA to request a roving wiretap to cover the use of disposal cell phones which again refutes the comments today that this action cannot await a judicial review, albeit a secret review which is another question as well.

One is reminded of Benjamin Franklin's advisory, "
They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety." , that is as relevant today as when the British were quartering soldiers in people's homes and denying the early revolutionaries their freedoms. That this President can still defend his extra legal abuse of his executive power in light of continued revelations supports the argument that he is no longer fit to govern or lead a democratic government.

2 comments:

Gary Freedman said...

God bless President Bush. Support the troops.

Jim said...

Big time kudos for the utmost perfect quote from Ben Franklin. :)