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John Yoo; Enemy of Democracy

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A former Bush deputy assistant attorney general, Yoo has bee one of the major minds behind the Bush claims that he can do ANYTHING, including violate laws, because he is a war president.

Yoo played a major roll in "paving the legal road to torture."

Yoo, early, before the war, was building a case, advising Alberto Gonzalez that Bush "that there are effectively “no limits” on the president’s authority to wage war—a sweeping assertion of executive power that some constitutional scholars say goes considerably beyond any that had previously been articulated by the department."

Newsweek seems to have a good fix on the powerful role of Yoo in the Bush administration's disregard of the nation's laws and the constitution. Just do a
search of the Newsweek website and you'll find dozens of references to his nefarious inputs.

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Yoo's "theory" even goes so far as to justify the legality of torturing children-- say the child of a suspect in custody.
Yoo has been one of the prime drafters of the theory that Bush, as president can ignore any laws, do anything he wants. He is, alone, one of the greatest threats to democracy the nation has ever faced, because his opinions have been used by the criminals in the white house as justification for their lawbreaking.

Ironically, when and if the Bush whitehouse criminals are ever brought to trial, Yoo may get off scott free, since he's been an advisor, not a perpetrator. Justice may never bring him in.

His legacy could be the end of democracy and constitutional rights and law in the USA.

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He is, at the time of the writing of this article, at UC Berkeley

 

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Rob Kall is an award winning journalist, inventor, software architect, connector and visionary. His work and his writing have been featured in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, CNN, ABC, the HuffingtonPost, Success, Discover and other media. 

He is the author of The Bottom-up Revolution; Mastering the Emerging World of Connectivity scheduled for release May 22, 2019

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Rob Kall has spent his adult life as an awakener and empowerer-- first in the field of biofeedback, inventing products, developing software and a music recording label, MuPsych, within the company he founded in 1978-- Futurehealth, and founding, organizing and running 3 conferences: Winter Brain, on Neurofeedback and consciousness, Optimal Functioning and Positive Psychology (a pioneer in the field of Positive Psychology, first presenting workshops on it in 1985) and Storycon Summit Meeting on the Art Science and Application of Story-- each the first of their kind.  Then, when he found the process of raising people's consciousness and empowering them to take more control of their lives  one person at a time was too slow, he founded Opednews.com-- which has been the top search result on Google for the terms liberal news and progressive opinion for several years. Rob began his Bottom-up Radio show, broadcast on WNJC 1360 AM to Metro Philly, also available on iTunes, covering the transition of our culture, business and world from predominantly Top-down (hierarchical, centralized, authoritarian, patriarchal, big)  to bottom-up (egalitarian, local, interdependent, grassroots, archetypal feminine and small.) Recent long-term projects include a book, Bottom-up-- The Connection Revolution, debillionairizing the planet and the Psychopathy Defense and Optimization Project. 

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