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Fiendish Thingy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-11-06 10:30 AM
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URGENT! Pro-Constitution/anti-Bush quotes by Republicans, framers needed!
Hello Brother and Sister DU'ers,

I am creating a media kit revolving around Al Gore's speech on MLK day;
I need some quotes by Republicans around impeachment, wiretapping, the rule of law (can be Clinton impeachment related), and the Constitution. The quotes can be specifically anti-Bush, or generally pro-Constitution. The closer in context to Gore's speech the better. Brief is better.
I also need some quotes by the framers re: limits of Executive power, separation of power etc.
A sprinkling of quotes by Dems would be OK too.

I recall in recent weeks seeing some quotes by Specter, Chuck Hagel, Bob Barr, McCain, etc.
I know there's a James Madison quote about tyranny, and some Jefferson quotes too. I've got the Ben Franklin quote about security and liberty already.

Cutting and pasting of quotes to this thread would be best, but links are OK too, what's important is, in addition to the quote, you include the speaker's name, the context (from a speech, book, document, etc.) and date, if possible, and any other relevant info.

Many thanks in advance; I greatly appreciate this time saving assistance while I spend the rest of my weekend hunched over my Mac working feverishly with iMovie and iDVD to create a video that, once distributed by our own DU activists, will hopefully stir even more citizens to action...
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Catrina Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-11-06 11:01 AM
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1. The Cato Institute, among other Conservative Groups are opposed
Edited on Sat Feb-11-06 11:03 AM by Catrina
to the Patriot Act.

The Patriot Act was designed to reduce privacy and increase security. It has succeeded in at least reducing privacy.

Financial privacy is essentially gone. The feds have turned banks, brokerage houses, insurers and other financial institutions into state informers. Those firms must notify the Treasury Department about "suspicious" transactions, and the government can subpoena your checking-account records even if there is no evidence of wrongdoing.

The FBI can use Section 215 to obtain personal belongings — anything, really — directly from a person's home.

Sept. 2003, Timothy Lynch, director of the Cato Institute's Project on Criminal Justice.

......

This link takes you to:

Conservatives Calling for Repeal or Examination of USA PATRIOT Act

Conservatives, who have traditionally stood for limited government and individual liberty, are as concerned about the USA PATRIOT Act and related legislation as liberals. Prominent conservative groups and individuals against the Act include:

http://www.bordc.org/resources/conservative.php

The 4th Amendment to 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.

http://caselaw.lp.findlaw.com/data/constitution/amendme... /

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