I recently read a report written by Rep. John Conyers, Jr. called The Constitution in Crisis; The Downing Street Minutes and Deception, Manipulation, Torture, Retribution, and Coverups in the Iraq War and Illegal Domestic Surveillance.
So far, I think it’s a pretty solid representation of the White House’s and GOP’s violations. If you take the time to read through the sources, they are reliable, and the report overall is well written.
If you don’t read anything else, at least read the intro, where you’ll find things like:
The media, though showing some signs of aggressiveness as of late, is increasingly concentrated and all too often unwilling to risk the enmity or legal challenge from the party in charge.
As Martin Luther King told us, â€œthere comes a time when silence is betrayal.â€ None of us should be bullied or intimidated when the executive branch charges that those who would criticize their actions are â€œaiding the terroristsâ€ and â€œgiving ammunition to Americaâ€™s enemies,â€ or when they warn that â€œAmericans need to watch what they say,â€ as this Administration has done.
To me, this all has been disturbing for some time. Even talking to my family and friends is tough, because they, like so many people are unwilling to let go of the infallibility of the president and the ivory tower he lives in.
I’m not sure where the “it’s completely wrong to question things” mindset comes from, but it is sickening. I’ve even been called a “hippie” just because I think something feels very wrong about how a single political party backed by narrow-minded numbnuts is trying to nullify our nation’s checks and balances.
Call me a hippie, I guess. Call me worse if you want. Doesn’t change the fact that some people in Washington DC are circumventing the laws they swore to respect and uphold.
Nice job, Rep. Conyers. At least someone is willing to write “news that matters”.