Kudos to Judge Anna Diggs Taylor of the United States District Court in Detroit for speaking truth to power and ruling Bush's warrantless wire-tapping illegal and unconstitutional, violating free speech, privacy AND the separation of powers. Of course, as the NY Times reports, the Bush administration quickly countered saying "the decision was the work of a liberal judge advancing a partisan agenda." Free speech, privacy and the separation of powers are partisan? I'd call those things essential for democracy and part of MY freedom agenda.
The Bush folks say that the wiretapping has impeded terrorists, but the issue isn't the wire-tapping, it is the warrantless part of it. The system is set up that wiretaping can get approval even after it takes place but the Bush administration doesn't want to bother with the red tape. This leads us to the question, 'Just whom are they wire-tapping?" Some possible terrorists, maybe, but what about others? Democrats, poliical enemies? Otherwise, why not get the warrants? Trust them? An administration known for its multitude of lies? No way. I'm not trading off my liberty for false security. I have never felt more insecure as I have under this corrupt Bush administration.
Bush lies, people die. Bush spies, Democracy dies. As Thom Hartmann said as he reported this ruling on his show yesterday, "The Bush Administration has broken the law. Would somebody please impeach this guy?" And Cheney, too -- they are in cahoots. Let's take our country back.
Where does YOUR congressional representative stand on H.Res 635 introduced by Rep. John Conyers, which would begin a serious investigation? The list of co-sponsors lacks my congressmember Joe Crowley. Gotta make a call and get on 'im. Toll free: 888-355-3588. Join me in checking and calling. As Thom would say, "Tag, you're it!"