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Sunday, October 29, 2006

Bush wiretap updates:

(8/17/06) U.S. District Judge Anna Diggs Taylor ordered a halt to the wiretap program, secretly authorized by President Bush in 2001, but both sides in the lawsuit agreed to delay that action until a Sept. 7 hearing. . .

"It was never the intent of the framers to give the president such unfettered control, particularly where his actions blatantly disregard the parameters clearly enumerated in the Bill of Rights," Taylor wrote in her 43-page opinion. ". . . There are no hereditary Kings in America and no powers not created by the Constitution. So all 'inherent powers' must derive from that Constitution."

decision appealed

House approves new bill 9/29/06
The House bill is H.R. 5825; the Senate bill is S. 3931.

ACLU comparison chart (crashed my browser one time)

a while ago in the news: keeping you safe from 14 year old schoolgirls and 20 yr old grocery clerk.

4 Comments:

Blogger Erik said...

That wiretap law achieved a neat trifecta: a bad law, poorly executed, overturned using specious reasoning.

8:26 PM  
Blogger Sony said...

The quote was also an alliterative exacta of of ignorant and irrelevant.

1. "It was never the intent of the framers to give the president such unfettered control...."

We're talking about wiretapping? How do we know what the original G Dub thought of wiretapping? I do know that he visciously murdered some upstate farmers for failing to pay their taxes.

2. "There are no hereditary Kings in America..."

Objection! Nonresponsive.

10:22 AM  
Blogger REkz said...

It was never the intent of the framers to give the President (or any part of the govt) the right to "search or seizure" beyond a specific degree, generally involving some proof of a crime PRIOR to being targetted, and not targeting EVERYONE just to get a few criminals.

"There are no hereditary Kings in America and no powers not created by the Constitution."

-- Didn't Bush get the inheritance tax blown away? And with corporate welfare & cutting taxes on the upper niche, I just disagree across the boards on that one.
In fact, I was wondering if his name was George b/c of whether his family can trace their linage back to Euro Nobility?? I have no proof on this, but I imagine only the Bush family would know about it.

Or maybe this article about Bush and Kerry both having noble blood.

The power of Googling a quick theory. WOW

2:32 AM  
Blogger Sony said...

Even granting that every single thing you said is true (inheritance tax blown away, with corporate welfare & cutting taxes on the upper niche), how does that have anything to with hereditary royalty? I mean, those things were drafted and passed by congress, not the president.

But you aren't right about what you wrote anyway. Congress eliminated the federal (not state) inheritance taxes for exactly 12 months in 2010. On january 1, 2011 everything goes back to the way it was.

Plus, taxes were more progressive in 2004 then when Bush came into office. 32% of All American don't pay federal incoem tax and yet make enormous demands for government services (do some reading at Taxfoundation.org).

It seems like the poor must have some pull in our government to tax corp/shareholders at a combined corp and indivisdual rate of 50% but not pay tax themselves.

5:28 PM  

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