The Soldier of the Constitution

Keeping the FBI Lawful

"Also," he added vigorously, "Congress is not exercising its oversight powers over the Department of Justice, including the FBI. Committees should be hauling in Justice Department officials to justify what they're doing."

I sure wish Don Edwards were still in Congress so I could see him on C-SPAN confronting John Ashcroft with a copy of the Constitution.

Don Edwards
photo: American Bar Association
Don Edwards

The current Congress—with such few exceptions as Russ Feingold of Wisconsin, Dick Armey of Texas, and the recently defeated Bob Barr of Georgia—is allowing crucial powers over all of us to accumulate in the executive branch. There are stirrings in some of the lower courts, but so far people are being locked up, without any rights, as if they were in China.

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