Thank You Senator Feingold!
Feingold's censure resolution states in part:
“Resolved that the United States Senate does hereby censure George W. Bush, president of the United States, and does condemn his unlawful authorization of wiretaps of Americans within the United States without obtaining the court orders required.”The Republicans have answered this with a petition from Ken Mehlman:
" This week, liberal Democrat Russ Feingold called on the Senate to censure the President for a program that is successfully stopping terrorists. After months of searching, Democrat leaders are finally beginning to find their agenda: take away the tools America needs to fight terror. In the last 24 hours, fringe groups like MoveOn.org and Democrat leaders from John Kerry to Harry Reid to Dick Durbin have rallied to Feingold's side, praising his grandstanding as a "catalyst" for the investigation of the President.Thank you Mr. Mehlman.
Weakening our national security is their agenda. Is it yours? Sign the petition to tell the Democrat leaders to stop undermining the War on Terror with cheap political stunts.
We are a nation at war. Our President has no more basic responsibility than to protect the American people and fight terrorists who want to kill us. It's one thing if a lone Senator wants our government to look the other way when an Al Qaeda terrorist contacts a sleeper cell inside the United States. It's entirely another when Democrat minority leader Harry Reid commends Feingold's censure move for "bringing [the terrorist surveillance program] to the attention of the American people."
Democrat leaders never miss an opportunity to put politics before our nation's security. And now, they would rather censure the President for doing his job than actually fight the War on Terror. It's what the MoveOn.org wing of their party wants, and now, it's their agenda -- from the top of the ticket on down.
Make your voice heard. Tell Democrat leaders to stop playing politics with national security."
You forgot one thing.
The President of the United States needs to follow the law.
We don't have a KING in America. We have a President. A President who swears to uphold the Constitution, not hold it hostage.
Do Republicans no longer believe the President is required to be law-abiding?
We support the fight on terror. We also support the law.
Even in the hardest of times, Americans have supported preserving our Constitution and our freedoms. We all support the fight against terrorists and evil-doers.
But apparently, the Republicans believe that it is ok for the President and his cronies to take the law into their own hands. To decide for themselves which laws need to be obeyed and which can be ignored.
Americans know better.
Thank you Senator Feingold. From one John Kerry blogger who is proud to be in the same party as this brave Senator from the state of Wisconsin!