Campus personalities present and past Rebecca C. Brown and Tommaso Sciortino tackle the issues. This week on a very special CalJunket: Rebecca learns not to chew with her mouth open and Tommaso finds out his best friend is addicted to no-doze.
Thursday, December 29, 2005
Creepiness from Berkeley's own YooVia Crooks and Liars, this creepy quote is just creepy. See, it's not the illegal wiretaps per-se, it's the logic being used to justify them.
Cassel: If the president deems that he's got to torture somebody, including by crushing the testicles of the person's child, there is no law that can stop him?When people start argueing that the president can set aside congressional law well... let's just say I start dusting off the word "fascist" and get ready to use it.
"When people start argueing that the president can set aside congressional law well... let's just say I start dusting off the word "fascist" and get ready to use it."
Did you cite a congressional law that's being set aside? The fascists accused people of doing things they weren't, too.
Anonymous, have a look at the post at this link:
Specifically, Bush has admitted to disobeying FISA. He claims that he thinks the law is unconstitutional, but instead of taking it to court (like he should have) or breaking the law in order to encourage a lawsuit that would take the issue to the court (like Gavin Newsome did with the gay marriage) he simply started breaking the law and not telling anyone. Even if you belive that FISA is illegal, you can't excuse Bush setting aside the law and covering it up.
Tommaso, you do realize that Newsome broke the law with gay marriages. His strategy was to ignore the law because he believed it was wrong. It was then challenged in the courts, much like Bush's actions will be. I'm sure both Newsome and Bush would have been happy to get away with their respective law breaking.
That's a very good point. Newsome did break the law. Though I defended him on legal grounds at the time I was wrong. Newsome's actions were only justifiable morally.Post a Comment
But of course, Bush's actions aren't justifiable morally becuase it only counts as civil disobedience if you TELL SOMEONE ABOUT IT!!!!
So to recap: Bush a bad person who breaks the law.