Monday, August 6, 2007
Tint and abrogration
No wonder people are getting frustrated with the newly elected Democratic Congress! Even as the new majority approves bills like the minimum wage hike, which the Republicans don't like, it also approves expanded wiretapping powers for the federal government. What are thinking now? We already have seen the Bush administration abuse the massive new powers it has assumed (think domestic wiretapping, the war in Iraq, Abu Ghraib, Jessica Lynch, the looting of Baghdad), so why give the government more power? Are the politicans in Washington still afraid of taking a stand against this power grab? With the Supreme Court effectively sidelined, the people of this country must depend on Congress to preserve the power of the government to police itself. Yet they seem intent on abrogating that responsibility.