Evan Augustine Peterson III, J.D. – 2006-02-26 09:39:52
Bushites Suppressing Dissent,
Retaliating Against Whistleblowers,
Shredding the Constitution.
Ask Yourself: Where Does This Road Lead?
Evan Augustine Peterson III, J.D.
February 25, 2006) — The following five essays, when taken as a whole, illustrate that the Bushites are a dysfunctional authoritarian cult in which:
(1) they’ve arrogated to themselves the absolute authority to do whatsoever they please because they’re “above the law”;
(2) everyone else has been stripped of their constitutional rights and civil liberties because they’re “below the law”; and
(3) they’ve replaced the democratic principle of equal justice under the law with their loyalty-fetish belief in the absolute-and-perfect authority of George W. Bush — formerly known as the “Fuhrer Principle.”
HERE’S MORE EVIDENCE THAT
THE BUSHITES ARE ACTIVELY SUPPRESSING DISSENT.
Sandi Burtseva’s February 23, 2006 essay, “Democracy’s Regression,” provides clear and convincing evidence that the Bush administration is actively suppressing the right to engage in political dissent inside the USA. Of course, this means they’re destroying the very freedoms that distinguish democratic governments from authoritarian regimes.
HERE’S FRESH EVIDENCE, BEYOND “PLAMEGATE,”
THAT THE BUSHITES ARE ACTIVELY
RETALIATING AGAINST WHISTLEBLOWERS.
As William Fisher’s 2-24-06 essay, “The Plight Of National Security Whistle Blower” demonstrates: If you find illegal activity in the US national security agency you work for and, if you report it to your superiors, you get rewarded by being demoted, or having your security clearance revoked — tantamount to losing your career – while those whose conduct you’ve reported get promoted.
This was the picture painted to a Congressional committee last week, as its members heard from five soldiers and civilians who say their livelihoods and reputations have been destroyed, or placed in serious jeopardy, by their attempts to expose and correct waste, fraud, or abuse in their workplaces.
THE NSA IS DEFYING CONGRESS TO CONTINUE
ITS ILLEGAL DATA-MINING PROGRAM.
Tom Regan’s 2-24-06 Christian Science Monitor article, “NSA Continues Controversial Data-Mining Program,” reveals how, emboldened by the Bush administration’s lawlessness, the NSA has defied Congress by continuing to spy on American citizens inside the USA. Facts:
(a) the Pentagon’s Total Information Awareness (“TIA”) project was shut down by Congress in 2003; but
(b) the NSA funded and continued TIA by concealing its identity under a different name.
HERE’S THE PERIL IN PERMITTING BUSH
TO BRAZENLY OVERRIDE CONSTITUTIONAL
AND FEDERAL LAW SO HE CAN AUTHORIZE
WARRANTLESS DOMESTIC WIRETAPPING.
Brian Foley’s January 30, 2006 Jurist essay, “The Real Danger Of Presidential Spying,” uses excellent hypotheticals to explain why presidential spying on American citizens is dangerous: it chills the independent exercise of free speech among potential political rivals, journalists, and activists who would otherwise balance, oppose, or constrain the imperial expansions of executive power that lead to dictatorship. http://jurist.law.pitt.edu/forumy/2006/01/real-danger-of-presidential-spying.php
WHERE IS BUSH’S INCREMENTAL ELIMINATION
OF OUR CIVIL LIBERTIES HEADED?
Bernard Weiner’s February 22, 2006 essay, “Slicing Away Liberty: 1933 Germany, 2006 America,” elucidates the many striking parallels between 1933 Germany and 2006 America; admonishes that the Bush adminstration has taking us quite far down the road to totalitarian ruin through the old fascist tactic of incrementally slicing away our civil liberties; and advises us that we must oppose this regression into fascism or we will lose our democracy.
WHAT, IF ANY, REMEDIES ARE AVAILABLE TO US?
Evan Augustine Peterson III’s 1-11-06 essay, “On The Necessity Of Impeachment: All We Are Saying Is Give The Constitution A Chance” [Explains why impeachment proceedings are the proper constitutional remedy for this totally out-of-control president’s lawlessness. The endnotes cite 88 recent articles about impeachment.
“WHAT CAN YOU DO?”
Please ask your US Representative to:
(a) co-sponsor H.R. 635, the impeachment resolution by Rep. John Conyers (D-MI); and
(b) demand that Attorney General Alberto Gonzales promptly appoint a special prosecutor to independently investigate whether Mr. Bush’s warrantless domestic wiretapping program is illegal.
Evan Augustine Peterson III, J.D., is the Executive Director of the American Center for International Law (“ACIL”). His essays on international law, human rights, civil liberties, politics, theology and ethics have been published by more than 30 websites worldwide. © 2006 EAP IIII