The devastation of the Carter Presidency seems unending. Yes, we have Jimmuh to thank for a an Islamic Iran but his incompetence has other far reaching ramifications (as if losing the Shah and bungling the 1979 hostage crisis wasn't enough.) And Carter is still typifies an anti-US President - disgusting, even today - "The US and Israel Stand Alone."
The notoriously liberal judge that today struck down the wiretapping on terrorist program was, SHOCKA!, a Carter appointee.
In 1979, three years after she campaigned for Jimmy Carter's presidential bid, Carter rewarded Taylor with a lifetime appointment to U.S. District Court in Detroit. More here
In a 44-page memorandum and order, U.S. District Judge Anna Diggs Taylor struck down the NSA program, which she said violates the rights to free speech and privacy. (Read the complete ruling -- PDF)
A federal judge on Thursday ruled that the U.S. government's domestic eavesdropping program is unconstitutional and ordered it ended immediately.
Attorney General Alberto Gonzales said the Bush Administration disagrees with the ruling and has appealed.
"We also believe very strongly that the program is lawful," he said in Washington, adding that the program is "reviewed periodically" by lawyers to determine its effectiveness and ensure lawfulness. (Watch Gonzales protect the American people and prove the constitutionality of the domestic spying program -- 1:50)
The administration instituted the program after the September 11, 2001, attacks on New York and Washington. It gives the National Security Administration authorization to secretly conduct wiretaps without a court order.
"The whole point is to detect and prevent terrorist attacks before they can be carried out," the statement said.
In a 44-page memorandum and order, U.S. District Judge Anna Diggs Taylor struck down the NSA program, which she said violates the rights to free speech and privacy. (Read the complete ruling -- PDF) More here
The American Civil Liberties Union, which filed the lawsuit in January, asked U.S. District Judge Anna Diggs Taylor to stop the White House from intercepting international phone calls and e-mails without a warrant in its fight against terrorism.
Several individuals and groups--including the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee, the Asian American Legal Defense and members of Congress--have filed briefs on the case.More here
In other rulings indicative of Diggs Taylor's leanings;
In 1984, Taylor banned nativity scenes on municipal property in Birmingham and Dearborn in ACLU lawsuits.
This is the modus operandi of the left. Blame America, blame the government, embrace our enemies, invoke freedom of speech to destroy the freedom of speech of others. The fifth column.
Judge Anna Diggs Taylor said the controversial practice of warrantless wiretapping known as the "Terrorist Surveillance Program" violated free speech rights, protections against unreasonable searches and the constitutional check on the power of the presidency.
People, remember this in November. 2006 and more importantly, 2008.
UPDATE: The fifth column rejoices;
CAIR WELCOMES RULING ON NSA WIRETAPS
Muslim plaintiff calls decision a 'victory for the Constitution'
(WASHINGTON, D.C., 8/17/06) - The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) today welcomed a ruling by a federal judge in Michigan that the government's warrantless wiretapping program is unconstitutional.
UPDATE: Useful Idiots- Islam's Best Soldiers Amil Imani
Islam enjoys a large and influential ally among the non-Muslims: A new generation of “Useful Idiots,” that Lenin identified as those who lived in liberal democracies and furthered the work of communism. This new generation of Useful Idiots also lives in liberal democracies but serves the cause of Islamofascism—another virulent form of totalitarian ideology.
Useful Idiots are naïve, foolish, ignorant of facts, unrealistically idealistic, dreamers, willfully in denial or deceptive. They hail from the ranks of the chronically unhappy, the anarchists, the aspiring revolutionaries, the neurotics who are at war with life, the disaffected alienated from government, corporations, and just about any and all institutions of society. The Useful Idiot can be a billionaire, a movie star, an academe of renown, a politician, or from any other segment of the population.
Arguably, the most dangerous Useful Idiot is the “Politically Correct.” He is the master practitioner of euphemism, hedging, doubletalk, and outright deception.
The Useful Idiot derives satisfaction from being anti-establishment. He finds perverse gratification in aiding the forces that aim to dismantle an existing order, whatever it may be: an order he neither approves of nor he feels he belongs to.
The Useful Idiot is conflicted and dishonest. He fails to look inside himself and discover the causes of his own problems and unhappiness while he readily enlists himself in causes that validate his distorted perception.
Read it all...........