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RE: Secret court modified Bush Wiretap Requests
jjl - 12/29/2005 5:18 PM
Couple of questions. (i) What is Bush's motivation here - what is gained? (ii) Does the Constitution apply to immigrants who are not yet citizens? Thanks.
The Constitution only applies to "Naturally born or naturalized citizens of the United States". Aliens (and unborn babies) outside that purview are essentially excluded from all constitutional protection and are considered the property of the Executive Branch, who can pretty much do with them as they wish. An alien in the US who calls an alien outside the US would have no court protection and would be unable to assert the right to court protection if he was prosecuted. The US Constitution is a little bit paranoid - it considers all people outside of those two classes of people "the enemy", and gives the President the sole right to make all decisions on how we as a country react with the outside world. The document really views the country as an exclusive club that one gains membership to by birth or special grant. Only they get full protection of the Bill Rights. The Padilla case, illegal aliens flooding the country, illegal wars created by lies to Congress, all of these are a war by the Bushes against the Constitution. Despite what these men say, they hate it, and wish to shred it, like they have done to the Atlantic Alliance, the Geneva Convention, and the Nuremburg Protocols. They are FASCISTS.
The ACLU claims what Bush has to gain is the right to spy on political opponents, since no court will be around to look at what he is doing, he can tap into Nancy Pelosi's phone, or perhaps the Special Prosecutor who is currently doing up Mr Libby. What's to stop him? He can claim anything and get away with it, and no one can demand to look at what he is doing because its all "secret war on terror stuff". Knowing what a bunch of backstabbing sons of bitches, via the Plame Case, just for starters, these men are, what else would this crime syndicate be doing?
Recall that earlier generations faced down fascism and communism not just with missiles and tanks, but with sturdy alliances and enduring convictions. They understood that our power alone cannot protect us, nor does it entitle us to do as we please. Instead, they knew that our power grows through its prudent use; our security emanates from the justness of our cause, the force of our example, the tempering qualities of humility and restraint.
-President Barack Obama, 1st Inaugural address