Author: Leland Milton Goldblatt (---.client.insightBB.com)
Date: 11-13-04 10:12
ACLU slams Ashcroft comments
WASHINGTON, Nov. 12 (UPI) -- The American Civil Liberties Union said outgoing Attorney General John Ashcroft showed "his clear disdain for the law" in a speech Friday.
In a speech to the National Lawyers Meeting of the Federalist Society, Ashcroft warned about "activist" judges who he said were "encroaching" on the president's constitutional powers.
The attorney general did not mention specific instances, but the Justice Department is appealing a ruling by a federal judge in Washington this week that says the administration must follow the Geneva Convention in handling terror detainees, unless an impartial tribunal shows that they are not entitled to its protections.
"The nation's top law enforcement officer today expressed his clear disdain for the rule of law," ACLU executive director Anthony Romero said in a statement. "The Bush administration and its attorney general nominee should immediately denounce today's comments by outgoing Attorney General John Ashcroft."
---Leland Milton Goldblatt, Ph.D. ®
"How can 59,054,087 people be so DUMB?" asked the headline of the Daily Mirror in Great Britain, and the underlying assumption is undeniable. By any objective standard, you had to be spectacularly stupid to support Bush.
Bush, whose Administration drummed up fake evidence to trick Americans into war with Iraq, putting US troops in an immoral position with no exit strategy, won on "moral issues".
The President says he is "humbled" and wants to reach out to the whole country. What humbug. The Bushes are always gracious until they don't get their way. If W. didn't reach out after the last election, which he barely grabbed, why would he reach out now that he has what Dick Cheney calls a "broad, nationwide victory"?
Religious right believes Bush truly is the candidate of God. Well, the Folks In Heaven's Gate thought the Hale-Bopp comet would take them away. We all know how THAT turned out.
If you kill one innocent human being it is murder. If you slaughter thousands, it is "regime change."
The Reverend Leland Milton Goldblatt one of America’s foremost civil rights, religious and political figures. Over the past fifty years he has played a pivotal role in virtually every movement for empowerment, peace, civil rights, gender equality, and economic and social justice. Reverend Leland Milton Goldblatt has been called the “Conscience of the Nation” and “the Great Unifier.
But politics happens before history and, as the first Republican president said long ago, you can fool some of the people all of the time. All that takes is a contempt for the idea of democracy. It does not matter what you tell people if you believe they will probably not understand and probably not care when they realize they were deliberately deceived.