Gag orders (Patriot Act, National Security Letters).
Unilateral and whim-based FBI powers of arrest/seizure without judge's intervention (Patriot Act).
No due process of law (habeas corpus nixed, Military Commissions Act).
Immunity from war crimes prosecution granted the Prez for torture (Military Commissions Act).
Telecom immunity: Secrecy is the cornerstone of government abuse.
Endless wars based on lies, death of our own soldiers based on those lies.
Congress, must we PAY for this with our own tax dollars?
Must we PAY for the Telecoms to have immunity while we PAY double with our phone bills, triple with our internet bills, etc?
Do you really expect us to fund our own abuse?
Get real, Congress.
We the People are the FIRST Branch of government. The Government of the People, By the People and For the People is going to fix this situation and fast too.
We the People are going to publicly expose YOUR voting record in Congress, telling the public that YOU voted for gag orders, undermining the power of the Judiciary whose role is to put a "check" on random government power, whim-based FBI/police powers, unilateral and whim-based torture powers for the Prez with no jail in sight, etc......
We the People are going to let it be known that YOU, our local U.S. Congressperson, voted for this and more. We will urge our readers to vote you out of office. We will urge readers to spread word as widely as they possibly can.
We the People will also see to it that the public sees right through your War OF Terror:
We will expose the fact that, according to the ACLU, there are only Democrats in public office but no Republicans on the no-fly list. We will let it be known that almost one million people are on that list, based on names like Joe Smith matching another "terrorist's" name on the database. Of course, the fact that the Patriot Act defines "Terrorist" in what is unanimously agreed on by more than one dozen legal entities across the partisan spectrum to be "over-broad" and to include activists in the "Terrorist" definition, means that really your "terrorist" witchhunt is deliberately targeting vocal people. And, what of the fact that according to former FBI agent Mike German, only ONE terrorist was caught due to National Security Letters since 2001? What of the fact that out of 200,000 such gag order-containing National Security Letters served between 2001-2008, 53% were for Americans?
We the People will not be silenced! We will not be cowed! This is America, you know, the land of the free and the home of the BRAVE! If anything, we are going to be more vocal and vociferous than ever before. You can count on that!