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State Secrets / Boycott Feinstein & Pelosi

Tuesday, Jun. 13, 2006 12:16 AM

"Be vewy qwiet. We'we hunting tewwowists."
-- NSA Mantra

Actually, what the government offered up today was, "... the evidence we need to demonstrate to you that it is lawful cannot be disclosed without that process itself causing grave harm to United States national security."

Thus, a government lawyer argued, the ACLU suit against the ILLEGAL, WARRANTLESS spying program conducted by the NSA should be dismissed.

Because it's a state secret.

Please note that, had President Bush and the NSA chosen to adhere to the law, that issues of constitutionality would have been addressed in closed proceedings under FISA.

Instead, the Bush Administration maintains that the Congressional Authorization to Use Military Force in 2001, and the president's inherent dictatorial constitutional powers allow him to break the law.

The government also argued that the suit is improper because the plaintiffs in the case cannot demonstrate that they were injured � a point that may prove critical in the judge's decision.

Except that the government is asking the judiciary to rule on the basis of facts not in evidence � facts supposedly protected by the state secrets privilege.

Americans need realize the dangerous ground our government is treading upon. Instead of accountability, we are being mushroomed � kept in the dark and fed shit. Instead of oversight, Democratic leaders (Feinstein, Pelosi, and Conyers, among others) are rolling over with their paws in the air.

Both Senator Dianne Feinstein and Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi are up for re-election. I'm asking Democrats in California and Pelosi's District to join me in boycotting them in the November election, as there's no functional difference between having a Republican in the office, and Democrats who are busy giving Bush a free pass.

Defend the Constitution against all enemies, foreign and domestic? Don't make me laugh. Feinstein and Pelosi are accomplices after the fact in President Bush's continued flaunting of the law.

Now, I'm sure someone will say, "Hey, you're just throwing away your vote! You've got to vote for the Democrats � who else is going to stand up against Bush?"

Certainly not Feinstein or Pelosi. And that's just sad.

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John - 2006-06-13 14:09:03
Re: Feinstein & Pelosi...what did you expect? They're both career politicians masquerading as "good guy" liberals. Both of them lost my votes YEARS ago.