Tuesday, March 3, 2009

No, You Don't Get to Say the Constitution Doesn't Count

So, the Obama Administration released a number of legal memoranda written by the Bush Administration in the days following the 9/11 attacks, laying the groundwork for Bush's trampling of the Constitution. Take a look. I'm sorry, but you don't get to say the 1st Amendment can be "subordinated" by the government at ANY time, especially when gearing up for war. Nor is there ever a justification for performing illegal searches and seizures in violation of the 4th Amendment. The whole reason the Bill of Rights was written was because it was a deal between the Federalists and Anti-Federalists to provide the people with certain rights that couldn't be contravemed by the government. The Anti-Federalists were concerned that the federal government would be too powerful, so the Bill of Rights was a compromise created to assuage those fears. Yes, there are a few specific times, when the Bill of Rights could possibly be restricted. But there is never a time when they can completely be forgotten. That is for what John Yoo and the rest of the Bush Administration's Justice Department was calling. Arrrgh. This is the kind of stuff that drives me insane.

Oh, and what is John Yoo doing now? That's right. Teaching Constitutional Law!!! Unbelieveable.

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