Poison Pero is RIGHT!

Wednesday, January 18, 2006

John Schmidt (Associate Attorney General under Bill Clinton)

"President Bush's post-Sept. 11, 2001, authorization to the National Security Agency to carry out electronic surveillance into private phone calls and e-mails is consistent with court decisions and with the positions of the Justice Department under prior presidents...I do not believe the Constitution allows Congress to take away from the president the inherent authority to act in response to a foreign attack."

**Every once and awhile it's good to break in here with a little honesty from a Democrat........It's rare, so it must be noted as it happens.**


  • At 5:34 PM, Blogger john ryan said…

    I was taught in high school civics that the Bill of Rights specifically was written to limit the powers of the Federal Government. Looks like that are now just going to be thought of as "quaint" like the Geneva Conventions. Either in war or peace our nation is still governed by law, not leaders.

  • At 9:41 PM, Blogger Poison Pero said…

    I agree, John......But in a time of war, things must be done to protect the nation.

    Madison did it in the War of 1812, Lincoln in the Civil War, Wilson in WWI, FDR in WWII, and now Bush in the GWOT......It's not optimum, but it is necessary.

    Just a question: Do you feel the same about the 2nd and 10th Amendments in the Bill of Rights??

  • At 3:23 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Funny how right wingers say that democrats lie but make excuses for Bush.when his lies are so obvious and they get people killed but u still refuse to admit it.


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