3. The President has authorized the National Security Agency to wiretap American citizens without a warrant, or notification to the secret FISA court within 72 hours. This court was set up do give the President the authority to wiretap without having to waste time in an emergency by having to get a warrant. The administration only had to notify the court after the wiretap. So why then, does the President believe that his executive privileges go beyond the court jurisdiction? What does he have to lose by obeying the law, unless there is something that this administration would rather hide? Why is there now a showdown with the Democratic leadership in the Senate over this abuse of power? What is so important, that he would rather face hearings and an investigation rather than inform a rubber stamp court of his administration activities?
4. Yesterday I posted an article on the Liberal Party of America Blog (which is linked on this site) about The United States offering the Palestinian political party Fatah, two million dollars to help them win an election against the Palestinian party Hamas. We also told the Palestinian authority that if Hamas was to win this election, that we would pull All-American foreign aid from the Palestinian Authority. At the same time, the Administration says it is fighting a war for Democracy in Iraq and chiding political elements in the Sunni Muslim sect for not embracing Democracy by staying out of the electoral process. Where does one type of Democratic Principles stop and where does another type of Democratic principal begin? What is this administration trying to convey to the rest of the world? Is the United States really supporting democratic principles or is it just using this as a pretext to continue to keep a presence in a country where we have savagely invaded their territory and killed their people and ruined their infrastructure in order that we could control their only resource which is oil? Why don't we support a democratic election in Palestine and support instead a one party rule by Fatah, an organization that ten years ago we called a terrorist organization? Where does this administration stand?
5. Today we received information that the Bureau of Homeland Defense told the White House at least two days before Katrina hit New Orleans, that this storm would hit as a category 4 hurricane, and that the entire city of New Orleans would be flooded and might not be habitable again for month, maybe years. Why did it take so long for the Federal Government to act on this national Disaster, even though they knew days beforehand that it was coming? Why did the President tell the American public the week after Katrina had struck New Orleans that the Federal Government had no way of knowing how bad that this catastrophe would be, when there is now proof that they did indeed know how bad it was going to be. Why was it that U.S. aid arrived after the earthquakes in Pakistan faster than aid arrived in New Orleans after the hurricane?
6. We have spent well over 236 BILLION Dollars on the war in Iraq. That amount of money could have fully funded The Global Anti-Hunger Effort for a full 9 years. It could also have just about rebuilt the city of New Orleans. Instead, we are no closer to a stable Iraq then we were the day after we invaded that nation.
There is more, I have just brought out the more glaring points of this administration. What direction are they taking us in? What is their objective? How many times does the President say one thing while he does another? Is the Republican right trying to eliminate the two party system in America by strengthening the executive branch so that this country will be run on the basis of executive privilege? What is happening to the American peoples Constitutional rights that we were given when we became a nation? What is the United States Government doing in the world by forcing its policies down the throats of other nations in the guise of fighting a war on terrorism? Where are the Democrats? Instead of hammering this message home to the American people who are the only ones that can really stop the wayward policies of this corrupt, befuddled administration, they offer few insights or options. It seems as if the Democratic Party in this country has only one major goal, and that is to get more people to contribute to the DNC. It doesn't understand that the American people have to become aware of what this right wing administration is doing to them before they will support the opposition. Most American's aren't that informed. The media has not done its job; it seems as if they are afraid to lay out what this administration is doing. People would be better informed if they got on their computers and read newspapers from abroad than what we call the media in the United States.
This country is in crisis. We are about to lose more than the war on terror. We are about to lose our fundamental rights that were given to us by our founding fathers, and there doesn't seem to be anyone or anything that will stop it. We have a runaway government and an opposition party that is afraid to tell the American people the way that it is. There is a country crying to be saved, and it is America.
If you read this whole article you'll know that I've been writing about the same thing since 2005. At this particular point I feel like a broken record and that I'm preaching to the choir. I have nothing more to say at this particular time. So I'll think I'll just sit on the sidelines and see what develops. This doesn't mean I'll stop writing if I feel something needs to be said.
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