Re: The Truth: Conservatives Are Pissed Off
- From: GW Chimpzilla's Eye-Rack Neocon Utopia <gw@xxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Wed, 08 Mar 2006 01:51:38 GMT
Horatio Fudruckerton wrote:
On 7 Mar 2006 11:50:30 -0800, "Trace" <tracey12_12@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
First, its important that you know I am an Ultra Conservative. I am
more Conservative than Rush, Hannity, and a few other popular hosts. My
values are similar to those of Michael Savage.
As a Conservative, I am very unhappy with the present State of the
Following will be a short article that you may find more than slightly
President George W. Bush is one of two things: He is either so
committed to the preservation of America, he views even the press as a
threat to our liberty. Or, President Bush is an authoritarian who
hates anyone who questions his authority.
The liberal press IS a threat to our liberty. They aid the enemy at
every opportunity and they bash America constantly.
Translation: We should shut down newspapers to ensure liberty.
Our federal government has overstepped its role. We the People are not
the enemy, but we've
been placed under the NSA's constant observation. We are the people
the NSA is supposed to protect, but the truth is, we are now viewed as
a potential threat. Why? Because either government has become so
insanely over protective, it has turned on the very people who employ
it, or government has become so insanely protective of its own power,
it has turned on the public.
You're only under observation if you're a possible muslim terrorist.
Are you ?
So you see that there are two perspectives from which to view the power
hungry federal government and the things our president is doing. Its
either the feds are over reacting, or they
have become ultra power hungry since 911 have given the the excuse.
In this case it is neither.
In either case, our federal government along with some states are
becoming a threat to liberty according to Congressman Ron Paul of
Texas. He says the President Bush will be impeached and that the US is
dangerously close to becoming an authoritarian system.
It election time. He is just priming the pump to get re-elected.
Congressman Ron Paul of Texas is no extremist. He is very careful with
his words and so for him to say that the USA is dangerously close to
becominng an authoritarian system is very scary indeed.
Have you become fearful of your government yet? One popular bumper
sticker in Texas reads: "I love my country, but I fear my government".
What ashame it is that Americans are
becoming afraid of their own leaders.
I don't fear the government. I might disagree with a few (very few)
things it has done lately but I figure they have access to information
that I never will.
But, in the case of people like you, you think you know it all and
condemn with absolutely no clue.
The following article may shock you:
Bush declares war on freedom of the
By DOUG THOMPSON
Using many of the questionable surveillance and monitoring techniques
that brought both questions and criticism to his administration,
President George W. Bush has launched a war against reporters who write
stories unfavorable to his actions and is planning to prosecute
journalists to make examples of them in his "war on terrorism."
Bush recently directed Attorney General Alberto Gonzales to use
"whatever means at your disposal" to wiretap, follow, harass and
investigate journalists who have published stories about the
administration's illegal use of warrantless wiretaps, use of faulty
intelligence and anything else he deems "detrimental to the war on
Reporters for The New York Times, which along with Capitol Hill Blue
revealed use of the National Security Agency to monitor phone calls and
emails of Americans, say FBI agents have interviewed them and criminal
prosecutors at the Justice Department admit they are laying "the
groundwork for a grand jury that could lead to criminal charges,"
CIA Director Porter Goss told Congress recently that "it is my aim and
it is my hope that we will witness a grand jury investigation with
reporters present being asked to reveal who is leaking this
information. I believe the safety of this nation and the people of this
country deserve nothing less."
As part of the investigation, the Justice Department, Department of
Homeland Security and the National Security Agency are wiretapping
reporters' phones, following journalists on a daily basis, searching
their homes and offices under a USA Patriot Act provision that allows
"secret and undisclosed searches" and pouring over financial and travel
records of hundreds of Washington-based reporters.
Spokesmen for the Justice Department and Department of Homeland
Security admit there are "ongoing investigations" regarding publication
of stories "involving threats to national security" but will not reveal
what those investigations include.
In addition to using the USA Patriot Act to pry into the lives of
journalists, the Justice Department has also dusted off a pre-World War
I law to prosecute people who receive classified information, although
the law was aimed at military personnel not civilians.
"This is the first administration that I can remember, including
Nixon's, that said we need to think about a law that would put
journalists who print national security things up in front of grand
juries and put them in jail if they don't reveal their sources," says
David Gergen, who served as President Regan's director of communication
and also worked in the Nixon and Ford White Houses.
Political scientist George Harleigh, who worked in the Nixon
administration, says such use of federal law enforcement authority was
illegal when Nixon tried it and still so today.
"We're talking about a basic violation of the Constitutional guarantee
of a free press as well as a violation of the rights of privacy of
American citizens," Harleigh says. "I had hoped we would have learned
our lessons from the Nixon era. Sadly, it appears we have not."
In recent weeks, the FBI has issued hundreds of "National Security
Letters," directing employers, banks, credit card companies, libraries
and other entities to turn over records on reporters. Under the USA
Patriot Act, those who must turn over the records are also prohibited
from revealing they have done so to the subject of the federal probes.
"The significance of this cannot be overstated," says prominent New
York litigator Glenn Greenwald. "In essence, while the President sits
in the White House undisturbed after proudly announcing that he has
been breaking the law and will continue to do so, his slavish political
appointees at the Justice Department are using the mammoth law
enforcement powers of the federal government to find and criminally
prosecute those who brought this illegal conduct to light.
"This flamboyant use of the forces of criminal prosecution to threaten
whistle-blowers and intimidate journalists are nothing more than the
naked tactics of street thugs and authoritarian juntas."
Just how widespread, and uncontrolled, this latest government assault
has become hit close to home last week when one of the FBI's National
Security Letters arrived at the company that hosts the servers for this
web site, Capitol Hill Blue.
The letter demanded traffic data, payment records and other information
about the web site along with information on me, the publisher.
Now that's a problem. I own the company that hosts Capitol Hill Blue.
So, in effect, the feds want me to turn over information on myself and
not tell myself that I'm doing it. You'd think they'd know better.
I turned the letter over to my lawyer and told him to send the
following message to the feds:
Fuck you. Strong letter to follow.
There are only two kinds of Republicans: Millionaires and fools.
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