Monday, January 16, 2006

t r u t h o u t - Al Gore: 'America's Constitution is in Grave Danger'

Gore has spoken
But are people listening

and if they listen can they do anything?

Over here Blair announces breathtaking changes to our system of law, taking a giant leap down the road to a police state

No outrage

No complaints

Nothing

Nada

The silence is deafening.


t r u t h o u t - Al Gore: 'America's Constitution is in Grave Danger': "US Constitution in Grave Danger
By Albert Gore Jr.
t r u t h o u t | Speech

Monday 16 January 2006

The following is the transcript as prepared for delivery.

Congressman Barr and I have disagreed many times over the years, but we have joined together today with thousands of our fellow citizens-Democrats and Republicans alike-to express our shared concern that America's Constitution is in grave danger.

In spite of our differences over ideology and politics, we are in strong agreement that the American values we hold most dear have been placed at serious risk by the unprecedented claims of the Administration to a truly breathtaking expansion of executive power.

As we begin this new year, the Executive Branch of our government has been caught eavesdropping on huge numbers of American citizens and has brazenly declared that it has the unilateral right to continue without regard to the established law enacted by Congress to prevent such abuses.

It is imperative that respect for the rule of law be restored.

So, many of us have come here to Constitution Hall to sound an alarm and call upon our fellow citizens to put aside partisan differences and join with us in demanding that our Constitution be defended and preserved.

It is appropriate that we make this appeal on the day our nation has set aside to honor the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., who challenged America to breathe new life into our oldest values by extending its promise to all our people."

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