Red Alert for Bill of Rights!

Justice Department vs. Democracy

For those who remember the stunningly illegal orders given to government officials by Richard Nixon, USA Patriot Act II will "shelter federal agents engaged in illegal surveillance—without a court order—from criminal prosecution if they are following orders of High Executive Branch officials." Trust the White House!

In 1771, Sam Adams wrote in the Boston Gazette: "Power makes men wanton . . . it intoxicates the mind; and unless those with whom it is entrusted are carefully watched," such men will not govern the people "according to the known laws of the state." How intently will Congress be watching?

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