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19 December 2005


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The precipice has already been crossed.

Re-reading the history of our Constitution today, a point that struck me was the fragility of our country after the Revolutionary war and the real threats to the young nation. Yet the framers believed to form a more just union and to prevent tyranny of the executive that it was necessary to amend the Constitution and enshrine the Bill of Rights. The 4th amendment could not be more clear in its purpose.

George Bush has just admitted that he has authorized the warantless spying on American citizens to ostensibly protect the citizens.

First, it seems that he has violated the Constitution and lawful Congressional statute. Second, tyranny of the executive has always been justified under the rubric of national security and citizen safety.

Are we at a watershed moment in the history of the republic?

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