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Published:August 16th, 2007 12:14 EST
The Bush Administration's Vast New Powers

The Bush Administration's Vast New Powers

By SOP newswire

Dear Judyth Piazza,

Ever since a new Congress got elected last November, we’ve been waiting for it to end the violations of the Constitution and lawless behavior of the Bush administration.

Well, Members of Congress acted. And instead of restoring our freedoms, they actually handed the Bush administration vast new powers to invade our privacy with no meaningful oversight from the courts or Congress.

Why did Congress cower to George Bush? Fear not of terrorists -- but of being labeled “soft on terrorism." It’s time to show House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid that Americans want them to protect our Constitution.

When our leaders behave like sheep, their constituents need to know it. That’s why we are going to run an ad in Nancy Pelosi’s and Harry Reid’s hometown newspapers.

Help us run our “Congress as Sheep" ad now.

It’s bad enough that our Congressional leaders have failed to act to restore habeas corpus, end torture and rendition, and close the Guantanamo Bay prison. But now Congress, led by Harry Reid and Nancy Pelosi, have caved in to Bush fear-mongering and expanded a warrantless spying program they should be investigating and ending.

It’s gone from bad to intolerable. And we must let Congressional leaders know -- in no uncertain terms -- that it’s time to start standing tall and stop caving in. These ads are only the beginning of our campaign to educate the public and force Congress to fix this misguided legislation.

The more money we raise, the more ads we can run and the more people we can inform about how their rights are at risk from a sheepish Congress. Help us run our “Congress as Sheep" ad now.

We must make it clear we won’t let Congress fail freedom any longer, and that we hold Congress, especially Democrats, accountable for this egregious violation of our constitutional rights. Help us educate the public and demand immediate action to fix the domestic spying mess Congress just created and to take other crucial steps to restore our constitutional rights.

Help us run our “Congress as Sheep" ad now.

Please don’t hesitate to act. If we are going to succeed we’ve got to keep the pressure on.

Sincerely,

Anthony D. Romero
Executive Director
ACLU