KO Countdown : Wiretap 090407 : What Americans Can Do

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Wiretap
20090407
Whats a freedom-loving American do to?

Constitutional law Prof. Jonathan Turley discusses the legal ramifications of the Obama administrations defense of former President George Bushs wiretapping policy.

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25 thoughts on “KO Countdown : Wiretap 090407 : What Americans Can Do

    log140

    (March 31, 2010 - 8:24 am)

    our liberties are …
    our liberties are protected by the constitution and bill of rights! politicians are sworn in to protect the constitution and bill of rights!! if bush and obama didn`t understand this, we need to remind them to better understand what their job is… we the ppl should write emails to the white house!! our liberties are not subject to negociation by any politician…

    SailorBarsoom

    (March 31, 2010 - 8:24 am)

    Up until the …
    Up until the refusal to prosecute torturers, I defended Barack Obama against all critics, including my own fiancee. I didn’t agree with the retroactive immunity for telecoms, but I reminded myself that nobody is perfect.

    But that was the first stone in a mosaic where the pattern is becoming all too clear: this president is not interested in holding anybody accountable for violating basic rights. Ever.

    Not the sort of change we voted for. HE had better change if he wants to be re-elected.

    TheGiantRobot

    (March 31, 2010 - 8:24 am)

    Well, as they …
    Well, as they pointed out, his actions match up with his previous voting record.

    I voted for Obama at the last minute because it really came down to the lesser of two evils, thanks to the shutting out of better candidates, like Kucinich.

    I blame the Democratic party leaders for allowing Kucinich to be uninvited without a peep so we’d be forced to elect a right wing Democrat or a far right wing Republican. I really hope the Democratic base in America is starting to wake up.

    Jcolinsol

    (March 31, 2010 - 8:24 am)

    Trying to make the …
    Trying to make the government work will ultimately only undermine your resources and energy.

    If you want to promote progressive values, live them. Go out and do things, peaceful things, that actually work. The government has only ever serves its own interest, and it will continue to do so, because it is simply a collective of people, and that is what a collective of people does, it defends its own interests. This is why government will NEVER change, it has no impetus to.

    JamJHolmes

    (March 31, 2010 - 8:24 am)

    Only the OBAMANOID …
    Only the OBAMANOID SHEEP would be suprised by this.

    ryanshaunkelly

    (March 31, 2010 - 8:24 am)

    ~ nader paul …
    ~ nader paul kucinich gravel ~

    FIGHT BACK

    BravoAlphaa

    (March 31, 2010 - 8:24 am)

    Nothing will be …
    Nothing will be done..you all know this.

    im4wur

    (March 31, 2010 - 8:24 am)

    I’ve got a …
    I’ve got a favorites directory named: “Bush crimes”. – Now I’ve had to add one named: “Obama crimes”

    This is not the change I voted for.

    Now is the hour!
    We have the power!
    We are the ones we’ve been waiting for!

    im4wur

    (March 31, 2010 - 8:24 am)

    eff(.)org – nice …
    eff(.)org – nice post. Thanks!

    im4wur

    (March 31, 2010 - 8:24 am)

    I couldn’t agree …
    I couldn’t agree more. Please let your voices be heard! Here is one avenue:

    whitehouse. gov/CONTACT/

    skelotan

    (March 31, 2010 - 8:24 am)

    The website of the …
    The website of the group fighting this protection and expansion of this unconstitutional law is

    eff(.)org

    Another place to start.

    skelotan

    (March 31, 2010 - 8:24 am)

    I completely and …
    I completely and totally disagree. This goes far beyond a refusal to prosecute, to the protection and strengthening of unconstitutional infringement of rights.

    The cons rolled over for eight years and allowed this bullshit. We liberals must fight for the change we believe in now, from the get-go.

    Don’t just sit here talking about it, do something. Fight to change this. Start by calling your senators, reps, and the White House. Blog. Write. Make the noise that forces change.

    jpagan17

    (March 31, 2010 - 8:24 am)

    All part of the ” …
    All part of the “New World Order”.

    merged

    (March 31, 2010 - 8:24 am)

    fuck obama …
    obama bush cheney,………
    FUCK the congress

    “change we can (not) believe in”
    yeah right!
    I never believed in that motherfucker.

    Hobyx

    (March 31, 2010 - 8:24 am)

    Prosecuting them …
    Prosecuting them will put a stop (or at least a pause) to the likelihood of these people continuing these state-level illegal activities.. acts of treason. This bit of looking back is to prevent future abuses of a similar nature.

    The thing to remember is most of these people don’t stop just because they accomplished one act of evil. They continue for their entire career, going back to Washington with different titles until they die.

    zeph1955

    (March 31, 2010 - 8:24 am)

    We was hoodwinked. …
    We was hoodwinked. 🙁

    herodotall

    (March 31, 2010 - 8:24 am)

    It was AIPAC who …
    It was AIPAC who was associated with espionage during the Bush years. It wasnt anyone on Main Street. The Fourth and Ninth Amendment protect the people from any government self-proclaimed immunity without warrant and probable cause sworn under oath.

    bobdobs56

    (March 31, 2010 - 8:24 am)

    This is why it is …
    This is why it is important to be loyal to principles and ideals and not politicians and men.

    sailrjim

    (March 31, 2010 - 8:24 am)

    I loved Obama. I …
    I loved Obama. I voted for him. But he has let me down in record time! What the is he thinking?

    dmc65fairlane

    (March 31, 2010 - 8:24 am)

    Those who feel …
    Those who feel betrayed by Obama should well feel ashamed as well. I’ve never supported Obama. His foreign policy and doestic policy is consistant with the former administration. Obama change we can be deceived in. I’ll keep my Money, My Weapons and My Freedom and he can keep his change!!!

    philosopher3000

    (March 31, 2010 - 8:24 am)

    Without the third …
    Without the third party oversight that the courts are supposed to provide, then we have no rights. If Obama will not enforce the laws of the US and our Constitution, then who will? The only alternative is vigilantly justice, and ultimately revolution.

    nappythrill22

    (March 31, 2010 - 8:24 am)

    if we let sleeping …
    if we let sleeping dogs lie as the last commenter suggests, then we fail to protect all that we hold valuable in this country. the last administration broke and bent the law to fit their policy and personal goals. If they are allowed to break the law so blatantly than we are setting a precedent. It will say to every other leader that they too can break and bend laws with no punishment.

    patte2473

    (March 31, 2010 - 8:24 am)

    i believe your …
    i believe your argument is the reason jews say “never again”…why would you want the leader of our nation getting away with breaking the law…can you see this used in court as precident…”well the president did it”…i understand obama has important things to do, but i guess you are disappointed that watergate was investigated….

    19cassandra84

    (March 31, 2010 - 8:24 am)

    I am so upset about …
    I am so upset about this. If we don’t stop this nonsense of each administration protecting the others, we will keep repeating these abuses. This from Obama — a constitutional law professor!!

    This is horrible news, and I have taken the Obama sign out of my window.

    We must now place our hopes in the courts. Obama, you have betrayed the American people!

    sectoidcorpse

    (March 31, 2010 - 8:24 am)

    i dedicated a month …
    i dedicated a month of my life for obama, i didnt do that for more of the same…

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