Saturday, February 04, 2006

Will Senate Cut Through Bush Lies on Domestic Spying Next Week?

Oh what a tangled web we weave,
When first we pratice to deceive.
Sir Walter Scott
Next week in the U.S. Senate hearings about the National Security Agency's spying you can expect to hear more lies, excuses and justification for breaking the law and perhaps at least one Senator will stand up and defend the law and the Constitution against a President who was dubiously elected yet assumes powers that no other President has ever dared to.

President Bush claims powers that he was never granted by Congress or the Constitution. Many of us had real difficulty sitting still while watching the State of the Union.

Friends have told us to keep our eye on the junior Democratic Senator from Wisconsin and now comes word from Sen. Russ Feingold that he has had enough. Daily Kos allows Feingold his say in own words:

"I've seen some strange things in my life, but I cannot describe the feeling I had, sitting on the House floor during Tuesday's State of the Union speech, listening to the President assert that his executive power is, basically, absolute, and watching several members of Congress stand up and cheer him on. It was surreal and disrespectful to our system of government and to the oath that as elected officials we have all sworn to uphold. Cheering? Clapping? Applause? All for violating the law?"

C-Span may have a lot of viewers on Monday.


Blogger Rob said...

Senator Feingold is a true patriot. That's a great quote but very sad.

5:12 PM  

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