Saturday, July 7, 2007

Impeachment Enigma

wrapped in a riddle, shrouded in mystery...

Let me get this straight... After the revelations that the Bush administration was in violation of the US Constitution by conducting warrantless wiretapping on Americans, a group of citizens sought remedy in the courts. After a judge (who must have paid attention during Civics 101) struck down the illegal program, the fight went on to the federal court of appeals where 2 of the 3 judges ruled the litigants had "no legal standing" to challenge the veracity of the charges since they could not prove in advance they were the actual targets of the government espionage. With the case thus dismissed, the original order demanding the halt to this domestic spying has been lifted and the government is again "free" to break the law.

If the People can no longer rely on the judiciary, it will be up to Congress to rectify this injustice and that means impeachment! Friends, checks and balances still can work. If this People's House and Senate won't do the right thing then we may have to change the leadership of the Legislative branch even as we bring regime change to the White House.

"The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized." Fourth Ammendment, US Constitution

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