Wednesday, February 08, 2006

Articles of Impeachment

This is from a random research project I was working on, and it seemed topical in today's legal/political world. While he resigned before being impeached, the House Judiciary Committee was preparing Articles of Impreachment on one of my favorite Presidents, Richard Nixon. Below is some text from the second Article that might provide food for thought given current events:

He misused the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Secret Service, and other executive personnel, in violation or disregard of the constitutional rights of citizens, by directing or authorizing such agencies or personnel to conduct or continue electronic surveillance or other investigations for purposes unrelated to national security, the enforcement of laws, or any other lawful function of his office; he did direct, authorize, or permit the use of information obtained thereby for purposes unrelated to national security, the enforcement of laws, or any other lawful function of his office; and he did direct the concealment of certain records made by the Federal Bureau of Investigation of electronic surveillance.

1 Comments:

Blogger bbloo said...

OHMYGOD!
I could go on and on about this "wire tapping" crap! What a horrible infringement on privacy and personal rights! I won't go on about it but this whole Homeland Security stuff really puts my panties in a wad! I'm not sure of the exact quote from 1776 "Those who will trade freedom for safety deserve neither."

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