Tuesday, January 03, 2006

More on Bush's illegal spying

American Progress had this to say today about Bush's illegal spying on American citizens:
...any evidence from Bush’s warrantless domestic spying program is probably not admissible in court and suspected terrorists are already pursuing appeals. Bush’s actions have made it tougher for us to capture or kill the terrorists. Americans would be safer if President Bush worked within the law to track terrorists.
The sad thing is that the same information could have been obtained legally under the auspices of FISA. Unfortunately, George W. Bush and his cronies seem to think that they are above the law. I can't say that I am surprised by BushCo's latest illegal acts, given their record of malfeasance since 2000, including the vote counting irregularities in Florida.

You might wonder how the SCLM is covering this story. Well, the top story on DenverPost.com right now is the arrest of a former Bronco player on armed robbery charges. No mention of the Bush-gate illegal spying scandal. What a surprise...

It's ironic that Bush continually justifies breaking the law by claiming that he answers to a higher law than the U.S. Constitution, given that he has twice sworn the Presidential oath:
"I do solemnly swear that I will faithfully execute the office of President of the United States, and will to the best of my ability, preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States."
Personally, I can't understand how anyone could believe that commission of criminal acts by Bush is either moral or legal. Isaiah had something to say about immoral leaders and their immoral acts, which I think is very appropriate to Bush and his cronies:
Woe to those who enact evil statutes and to those who constantly record unjust decisions so as to deprive the needy of justice and rob the poor of My people of their rights, so that widows may be their spoil and that they may plunder the orphans. Now what will you do in the day of punishment, and in the devastation which will come from afar? To whom will you flee for help?
Unfortunately, those who seem to thump their Bibles the loudest have sold their souls to BushCo and won't say anything against him. They remind me of the Sadducees who worked in concert with Herod to capture and crucify Jesus, thus preserving their own wealth and power at the expense of those whom Christ came to free. The thumpers just love money and power too much, certainly more than they love God...

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