Thursday, August 17, 2006

President Loses Wiretapping Suit After Week of Accessorizing



It's official: U.S. District Federal Judge Anna Diggs Taylor has ruled that the NSA's warrantless roving-wiretaps are unconstitutional. The lawsuit was initiated by the ACLU "on behalf of journalists, scholars[constitutional too?] and lawyers who say the program has made it difficult for them to do their jobs," reports AOL news. Well duh. A ten-year-old can read the Constitution of the United States, and the Bill of Rights and realize this in around 2-minutes, tops. OK, give him some time to scratch his/her/shim's nose (sorry, someone might be offended). Wiretaps aren't new in the USA, just do a google-search on the anagram "COINTELPRO", and you will find a plethora of declassified-documents proving this. Most are at the National Archives.

The irony of all this is that Arlen Specter has been threatening-investigations and hearings for months--but nada. Of course, there will be an appeal, but what until-then? Maybe El Prez can do a signing-statement on this one, or prod the GOP in Congress to make another retroactive-law making his crimes "legal." Funny, it's like a stickup-man telling a court that he called his Congressman, and that the law is no-longer valid. Problem: the law was in-effect, a basic-premise of all law, for a system-of-laws to have any effect on order and the social contract. But, as we know from the last six-years, the social contract is all-but-extinct. Then, laws will mean little, and order will break-down, and people like Donald Rumsfeld can claim there is no Civil War here, either. Kick-out the jams, motherfuckers, Detroit Rock City.