This month, the Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board issued its second semi-annual public report on its investigations of the activities of the United States government and the extent to which those activities violate the constitutional rights of everyday people. A juicy tidbit in that report seems to have escaped notice. Let’s cover it.
Eric Lichtblau writes an article in Sunday’s New York Times that is worth reading because it provides detail on secret law and secret courts in America that President Barack Obama would rather you didn’t know. A FISA court of eleven justices, all appointed by the authoritarian Chief Justice John Roberts, have been authorizing massive warrantless [...]
“Stop in the name of the law,” they say. But…
When George W. Bush began assassinations of non-Americans without trial, Democrats expressed strong objections. When Barack Obama began assassinations of Americans, without any trial, Democrats got confused about what to do. A few have expressed opposition, but many, leaders and rank-and-file alike, have decided that they’ll support Obama’s policy of extrajudicial killings, even though it’s [...]
It’s because the crimes of September 11, 2001 were so horrible that the trials of anyone accused of involvement in those crimes must meet the highest standards of [...]
President Barack Obama took his Oath of Office to “preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States” 1,001 days ago. Along with that oath of office came a very real legal responsibility. Under a law passed well before President Obama took office, he is required to appoint five members of a Privacy and [...]
Barack Obama doesn’t really have any consistent philosophy of following his legal responsibilities, even when they’re politically convenient. Obama and his partisan allies are just using that argument as an excuse to justify his broken promise to end discrimination against homosexual Americans. [...]
How could this have come to pass? How could America, America of all places, allow the Islamofascists to sneak their wily…
Oh, hang on, wait. Whoops. No, no, Omaha Nebraska is not under Sharia law at all. That was a typographical error which I deeply regret. What I meant to write was that the Neighborhood [...]
President Barack Obama is required by federal law to appoint a Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board to report to Congress and the public on the extent to which the Obama administration does — or does not — respect constitutional liberties in its actions.
Barack Obama’s been in office 485 days now, and he hasn’t [...]