Thursday, September 06, 2007

Patriotism struck down

Hard after their "liberal" values like constitutionality, "activist judges" are at it again:
A federal judge today struck down portions of the USA Patriot Act as unconstitutional, ordering the FBI to stop issuing "national security letters" that secretly demand customer information from Internet service providers and other businesses.

U.S. District Judge Victor Marrero in New York ruled that the landmark antiterrorism law violates the First Amendment and the separation of powers because it effectively prohibits recipients of the FBI letters from revealing their existence and does not provide adequate judicial oversight of the process.

Marrero wrote in his 106-page ruling that Patriot Act provisions related to NSLs are "the legislative equivalent of breaking and entering, with an ominous free pass to the hijacking of constitutional values."
Doesn't this judge realize that "constitutional values" is just a code phrase designed as a cover for their appeasement of terrorists?

Besides, how can the plainly patriotic Patriot Act possibly be "unconstitutional"? Being unconstitutional would mean that the Patriot Act is not patriotic. But it is clearly called the Patriot Act, ergo, it is patriotic and hence constitutional. Ipso facto, the judge is wrong. See how simple this is?

I should be a legal scholar for the Bush administration.


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