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Bush Administration Suspended The Constitution for Over One Year. The SAME program is STILL in effect. WAKE UP, AMERICA!

Peregrin Wood has reported on one aspect of this breaking story: that the Bush administration has been engaging in what it calls “domestic military operations” carried out by the Armed Forces of the United States. This is a major violation of the separation of the U.S. military from domestic affairs.

But that’s just one of two crucial ways to view this news break by the Associated Press. Another way to put it is that the Bush Administration Suspended the Constitution for Over A Year without telling anybody.

Well, it’s true. That’s what the Bush administration did. It declared in secret that it did not have to follow the U.S. Constitution in its conduct. Then it carried out its declaration in secret.

Sure, now that the news has come out, the Bush administration is clarifying that gee, it ISN”T SUSPENDING THE CONSTITUTION ANY MORE. Except that it is. It is still carrying out exactly the same activities, which apparently involve the warrantless surveillance of millions of American communications. The ONLY difference is that now, the Bush administration SAYS that its conduct is NOT in violation of the 4th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. Back then, it ADMITTED secretly that its actions ran against the U.S. Constitution.

WAKE UP, AMERICA! Your liberties have been and are being eviscerated.

What are you going to do about it?

6 comments to Bush Administration Suspended The Constitution for Over One Year. The SAME program is STILL in effect. WAKE UP, AMERICA!

  • Iroquois

    Why is the military being used here? Has congress declared war against the American people? If a law has been broken in the U.S., doesn’t the FBI have jurisdiction? Isn’t the National Guard supposed to be the federal group used for internal security force?

    So many games here. The NATIONAL Guard being used as an army in Iraq. The army being used to restore domestic order after Katrina–and poorly too, since the national guard was too depleted to do the job. Now the army is doing the job of the FBI? Or is the army now the enforcement arm of the FBI? Or taking direct orders from the president’s office?

    I’m so confused. I’m going to put some garlic in a pot with a chicken and after my nap have some chicken soup to try to clear my thinking.

  • No, Iroquois. Your thinking is very clear. It is against federal law to use the military for law enforcement purposes.

    To do so to engage in spy missions against American citizens without a search warrant?

    That’s EXACTLY the kind of high crime that impeachment is supposed to be used to stop.

    See my second article this afternoon for the specific U.S. Code.

  • Tom

    Over at Broadsides.org there’s an article called citizenship malpractice (from March 24th) which equates the “responsibility” for the mess we’re in today with all of us in the U.S. who sat around (and continue to do so) and let this happen (and continue to happen).

    We may as well adopt the Dick Cheney attitude when we read all these gross misuses of power and the bastardizations of democracy you keep pointing out: “so”.

    SO WHAT ARE WE GONNA DO ABOUT IT?!

  • Jim

    Tom, turn the question around on yourself and ask it again.

    What are YOU going to do about it?

    Do you have any ideas?

  • Tom

    Yes.

    For one, everyone who opposes the war, Bush’s economic, domestic and foreign policies, and their displeasure in the way our government has stopped working for us should send a clear message to Washington by not paying our income taxes until meaningful legislation is passed and has taken effect. It would take time to put into effect, but the results (that it would get their attention) would be almost guaranteed if it was organized and put out into the media in every way possible (to get as many people on board as want to participate). People would have to change their W-4′s so they take home as much as possible and end up owing the IRS as much as possible at tax time and then just not pay until things changed.

  • Tom

    But it could be done this year as a start.

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