It is just a technical matter, the Obama administration says: We just need to make a slight change in a law to make clear that we have the right to see the names of anyone’s e-mail correspondents and their Web browsing history without the messy complication of asking a judge for permission.
It is far more than a technical change. The administration’s request, reported Thursday in The Washington Post, is an unnecessary and disappointing step backward toward more intrusive surveillance from a president who promised something very different during the 2008 campaign. Continue reading →
“I taught the Constitution for ten years.”
Editor’s note: There are differences between “signing statements” and “executive orders.” Even though President Obama campaigned against the use of signing statements, he has used them throughout his presidency. We include this collection of clips as a framework for his thinking about the relationship between the branches of government with regard to the effect on legislation. Video Link Here
(PropagandaMatrix) – In the face of rapidly growing populist anger, the Obama administration has signaled that it will fall back on a form of power well known to all successful dictators – rule by decree – and that Obama will use the very instrument he campaigned against to ram through the new world order agenda – Executive Orders, and lots of them. Continue reading →