June7, 2002

Editorial

President Failing to Uphold The Constitution!

The move to provide the FBI with powers to secretly spy on all American citizens should not be taken unilaterally by President Bush and his appointees. We are Americans by birth, choice or naturalization. What holds us together as a nation is not the color of our skin, the language we speak, or the religion we practice. We are bound together as a nation by the profoundness of the founding fathers of this nation, who on the 22nd of July 1778, brought into being The Constitution of the United States of America, which was followed by the Bill of Rights (Amendments to the Constitution of the United States of America) on December 15, 1791.

As Americans, we have the constitutional right under the IV Amendment to be secure in our “persons, houses, papers and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures.” These rights “shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath of affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the person or things to be seized.”

Without question President Bush and his appointees Attorney General John Ashcroft and FBI Director Robert S. Muller III are attempting to give expanded powers to FBI agents that include unconstitutional “secret surveillance powers.” The president is on shaky Constitutional grounds. When an elected president and his two appointees show such blatant disregard for the Constitution, a document that they have sworn to uphold, perhaps the time has come for Congress to consider impeachment! The Congress has no other choice; our nation is on the path to becoming a police state.

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