A bizarre Comment from Our Representative in Congress
Reps react to court decision declaring NSA eavesdropping unconstitutional
Washington , D.C. – Congressman Eliot Engel, a Democrat from Westchester-Rockland, Thursday applauded the decision by a federal judge in Detroit to put an immediate halt to the Bush Administration's warrantless surveillance program, calling it unconstitutional.
‘This is finally justice for the American people,’ said Engel. ‘The Bush Administration has severely overstepped its Constitutional authority; FISA prohibits wiretapping within the United States without judicial authorization. The Bush Administration’s actions are a direct violation of the law and a gross misuse of the executive branch’s power that upsets the checks and balances which underpin our system of government.’
He pointed to last Thursday’s news that British and American counter-terrorism teams had successfully thwarted an attempt blow up 10 planes bound for the United States. ‘We know that the U.K. was successful in infiltrating this attack by using their counter terrorism laws,’ he said.Sweeney said in the war against terrorism ‘against a determined enemy willing to stop at nothing to kill innocent men, women and children, we must always be at least two steps ahead of the terrorists in order to prevent another attack on U.S. soil.'
Apparently, this is what "an independent voice for upstate" means. Pointing out that the terrorists have won when you say the preznit can't spy on Americans if he doesn't have a warrant.
A BITTER DEFEAT? WHAT PLANET DOES HE LIVE ON? A bitter defeat is the Somme, is evacuating Saigon from the roof of the Embassy. A bitter defeat is not making sure that a judge has rubber-stamped your wire-tap request. Sweeney is so obviously unaware of the workings of our government and our constitution that he ought to go away, just go away.