Friday, December 16, 2005

Bush circumvents courts and congress to allow illegal surveillance on Americans

Can we impeach George Bush now? I mean no matter what the election results were, didn't some Supreme Court Justice make this yo-yo swear an oath mentioning this little American concept called the Constitution?

Report: Bush eased domestic spy rules after 9/11
Eavesdropping allowed without search warrants, NYT says

The presidential order, which Bush signed in 2002, has allowed the agency to monitor the international phone calls and international e-mails of hundreds, and perhaps thousands, of people inside the United States, according to a story posted Thursday on the Times' Web site.

Before the new program began, the NSA typically limited its domestic surveillance to foreign embassies and missions and obtained court orders to do so. Under the post-Sept. 11 program, the NSA has eavesdropped, without warrants, on as many 500 people inside the United States at any given time. Overseas, 5,000 to 7,000 people suspected of terrorist ties are monitored at one time. (emphasis added)

So who cares about the Patriot Act? Bush doesn't need the Courts or the Congress to go around illegally spying on people in disregard to the 4th Amendment. And what the hell is the New York Times doing protecting him for a year? Trying to make sure he got re-elected?

Time to call the Senators and Representatives to Congress.

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