Wednesday, March 21, 2007

American Freedom Agenda

An impressive sounding name, the founders are equally impressive, Bruce Fein, Richard Viguerie, David Keene, and Bob Barr, impressive in a Conservative fashion. Their Agenda is to "to restore checks and balances and civil liberties protections under assault by the Executive Branch," and to that end they "are issuing this call to Americans of all political and philosophical persuasions to join us in urging Congress to enact The American Freedom Agenda."

They are proposing legislation "to restore congressional oversight and habeas corpus, end torture and extraordinary rendition, narrow the President's authority to designate 'enemy combatants,' prevent unconstitutional wiretaps, email and mail openings, protect journalists from prosecution under the Espionage Act, and more." If my readers feel like they've seen this stuff before, I'll admit to it. I'll also admit to being in near direct opposition to these guys in social and economic politics, but this issue is of sufficient import that I don't care if they get political capital out of it. When Barr was leading the charge against Clinton I thought he was a smug self-satisfied prig, I also thought Clinton was an ass for putting himself and the rest of us in that mess.

It's worth taking a look at what they've got going, when I can find more details I'll post them. Whatever else is going on in this country right now, including the Iraq War, takes a back seat to this. That's what frosts me, we've got kids dying and maimed fighting for the very things the BushCo is taking away and people aren't taking it to heart.

2 comments:

KISS said...

Like him or hate him, Barr is a bulldog on constitutional rights, and I mean all the rights.
Congress abdicated it's constitutional duties and blended the Judicial and executive offices into one big bureau. If one looks closely at judges, they are mostly from the prosecution ranks and this has bothered me for years. I can see an inborn prejudice from being so closely aligned. As much as I despise the shrub..he had a lot of help from dimmos in amassing his power. The cowards would not stand up to DeLay, Frist, and Army. And they ain't much today. Pelosi...a shrill piece of crap. And than there is Reid. And I quit drinkin', it's hard being sober. LOL

Freedom Watcher said...

You can find out more about the American Freedom Agenda, and exactly what they aim to accomplish, on their website. It's www.americanfreedomagenda.org.