Bush’s illegal wire-tapping is fundamentally wrong

By on February 22, 2006

All Americans who love their country should be outraged at the Bush administration for its spying on its citizens, we the people, without a search warrant. This is a horrible crime that should have Americans of all political persuasions contacting their senators to demand action.

Amendment IV of the United States Constitution prohibits the government from conducting searches of its citizens without a judge’s warrant. George W. Bush has not only broken the law, he has committed an impeachable offense by ordering the National Security Agency to spy on American citizens without getting a warrant. Even many conservative commentators have publicly conceded this fact.

The United States is steadily on course to become a police state. I am not the only one who thinks so. Russell Tice, a one-time National Security Agency senior intelligence analyst, was fired from the agency after he expressed concern that he may have broken the law while working on information-gathering projects.

Remember: we Americans live in a representative democracy. And our democracy is only as good as we make it through expressing our concerns to our elected officials. If you only speak to your senators once in your life, tell them that you want legislation to stop the Bush administration’s illegal domestic spying.

Not only are we able to communicate with our elected officials, we must do so when any person or branch of the government is breaking the law. No one is above the U.S. Constitution.

All Americans who love their country need to contact their U.S. Senators and demand they do everything in their power to put an end to the Bush administration’s illegal wire tapping. Tell them that we will not let the American president break the law.

Connecticut residents: call Sen. Christopher Dodd at (202) 224-2823 or write to him at 448 Russell Senate Office Building Washington, D.C. 20510. Call Sen. Joseph Lieberman at (202) 224-4041 or write to him at 706 Hart Senate Office Building Washington, D.C. 20510.

Massachusetts residents: call Sen. Edward Kennedy at (202) 224-4543 or write to him at 317 Russell Office Building Washington, D.C. 20510. Call Sen. John Kerry at (202) 224-2742 or write to him at 304 Russell Office Building Washington, D.C. 20510.

New York residents: call Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton at (203) 224-4451 or write to her at 476 Russell Office Building Washington, D.C. 20510. Call Sen. Charles Schumer at (202) 224-6542 or write to him at 313 Hart Senate Office Building Washington, D.C. 20510.

New Jersey residents: call Sen. Frank Lautenberg at (202) 224-3224 or write to him at 324 Hart Senate Office Building Washington, D.C. 20510. Call Sen. Robert Menendez at (202) 224-4744 or write to him at 502 Hart Senate Office Building Washington, D.C. 20510.

For residents of other states, you can find your representatives’ contact information at www.senate.gov.

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