"American citizens must understand, clearly understand that there's still a threat on the homeland. There's still an enemy which would like to do us harm," Bush said. "We've got to give our professionals the tools they need, to be able to figure out what the enemy is up to so we can stop it."
"By blocking this piece of legislation, our country is more in danger of an attack," [President Bush] said.
Oh my god! We're all going to die if we don't give the telecommunication companies immunity from violating federal law. The creatures in Congress and the Senate are being asked to violate their sworn oaths of office by passing ex post facto legislation in clear violation of Article One, Section Nine of the U.S. Constitution.
Yes people. Cloaked within his "Chicken Little" rhetoric, George Bush is demanding that both houses of America's legislative branch commit treason solely to protect the telecommunication giants from being held accountable for infringing on the Constitutional rights of American citizens. And, Bush does this in the name of his ridiculous, nebulous war that has become far more a convenience for the chattering fool than a cause for the safety of our "homeland."
Have Americans become too stupid and too scared to see just what it is we are allowing this maniac we call a president to greedily strip from us time and time again in his mad quest for power? This president should answer to us! We should never have to answer to him. Our citizens are so much better than our leaders, and I hope, in spite of this crazed president's wishes, and the incompetence of our legislative branch, we do what we can to protect the valuable foundations of America's freedoms before they are taken from us.
There should be no immunity for those who willingly aid in stripping the Constitutional rights away from American citizens. They need to be held accountable, and a message needs to be sent to those who would so willingly defile our Constitution so as to protect a small handful of American industry.
Many, many times I hear the wailings that those who wish to harm our nation, wish to do so because of the rights and the freedoms we, as Americans, enjoy. However, in the eyes of those who pass the laws, those freedoms are meaningless and something to be taken away for whatever arbitrary reason our foolish leaders can concoct. Today, it's the protection of the phone companies who broke the law and spied on American citizens without a warrant.
I will take my freedoms over your fear and your scare tactics any god damned day, Mr. Bush. So, kindly, take your terrorizing and your relentless hectoring and leave America alone. What you have done to this nation is far, far worse than anything those who attacked us could have ever hoped for, and for that, you should be judged.
This is going to be a long, long year, methinks in Bush's odd, little "comedy of terror."
Posted By Dan to The Wisdom of a Distracted Mind at 2/15/2008 04:13:00 PM