The big news today is that George Bush signed a secret executive order back in 2002 authorizing warrantless eveasdropping on American citizens in apparent violation of the Fourth Amendment ot the US Constitution.
The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.
One wonders, in light of this presiden’ts arrogance, lust for unbridled power, and passion for secrecy, how many other clandestine edicts he has issued over the past five years. The ACLU uncovered evidence that he signed a secret executive order authorizing torture last year. What other orders has he issued of which we have yet to learn? When our media uncover them will they sit on the story for a year as the Times did in this instance (Hmmm, I wonder if they knew of this secret order prior to the 2004 presidential election)?