How we can take the Constitution back from the brink

AlterNet
by Tara Lohan

08/09/07

At no time in our country’s history has the abuse of power by the executive branch been more flagrant and more dangerous to democracy. In just the past month, the Bush administration has ordered employees to ignore congressional subpoenas, asserted broad new parameters for executive privilege and issued an executive order that could permit seizing assets of Americans deemed at its discretion to be hurting the war effort in Iraq. Meanwhile, the administration continues to spy on its own citizens, including widespread data mining of telephone records and emails. Since taking office, Bush has pushed his authority past the bounds of the Constitution, and now a new group is ready to push back. The American Freedom Campaign has stepped up to the plate and is working to build bipartisan grassroots support ‘to reverse the abuse of executive power and restore our system of checks and balances’...

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