Thursday, August 17, 2006

NSA Eavesdropping Program Ruled Unconstitutional

Looks like we'll need another terrorism scare to make this one go away.

I'm sure that Republican Pundits will soon be saying that, "We have to break the law, to save the law." or that "The best leaders of crime fighting agencies are criminals themselves.", or finally "Only terrorists would honor and defend the US Constitution." But I'm sorry, I don't agree that our president should be a man that craps on the US Constitution and breaks federal laws on a constant and continual basis. The man that heads up Law Enforcement for the Entire United States of America should not be a habitual criminal.

Terrorists don't believe in constitutions, patriots do. We need a President that believes in America.

Didn't our President swear on a Holy Bible to uphold and defend the US Constitution? Is he anti-'Holy Bible' also? Does swearing on the Bible, mean anything to real Christians?

(CNN) -- A federal judge on Thursday ruled that the U.S. government's warrantless wiretapping program is unconstitutional and ordered it ended immediately.

In a 44-page memorandum and order, U.S. District Judge Anna Diggs Taylor, -- who is based in Detroit, Michigan --struck down the National Security Agency's program, which she said violates the rights to free speech and privacy.

Taylor's ruling stems from a case filed by the American Civil Liberties Union. According to The Associated Press, Taylor is the first judge to rule the eavesdropping program unconstitutional. (Read the complete ruling -- PDF)

The defendants "are permanently enjoined from directly or indirectly utilizing the Terrorist Surveillance Program (TSP) in any way, including, but not limited to, conducting warrantless wiretaps of telephone and Internet communications, in contravention of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act and Title III," she wrote.

She further declared that the program "violates the separation of powers doctrine, the Administrative Procedures Act, the First and Fourth amendments to the United States Constitution, the FISA and Title III."


At 3:34 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

If that damn doormat rubber stamp congress would do their job we might have some oversight in this country. They are all so dirty that they don't dare investigate the executive or they will be Plamed out of existence. Richard Nixon was a choirboy compared with this bunch.


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