All legislative Powers herein granted shall be vested in a Congress of the United States, which shall consist of a Senate and House of Representatives.The Revelations of the past month are a result of laws of the land. What amazes me is that Americans are CLUELESS as to laws (and tools) the House of Representatives and the Senate have provided the Executive branch to ferret out potential terrorist.
This means that no branch may exercise powers that properly belong to another (e.g., since the legislative power is only vested in Congress, the executive and judiciary may not enact laws).
I don't think many Americans really care. It's all an opportunity to slam and smear President Obama. And an opportunity for Republicans to redirect the focus of Americans from the Failures of the Regressive Party.
Comments reveal how little Americans understand our government. Americans must have slumbered through ninth grade civics class.
Our President executes the laws that your Senators and House Representative give him. So if your Senators and your House Representative rescind the Patriot Act, then there is NO LAW for the President to execute.
But me thinks that many Americans simply want something to whine about.
And blame President Obama.
In 2001 When Bush and Company first passed this law(Patriot Act) only 1 Senator and 66 members of the House voted against it.
And as illustrated by many of the blog comments and stories, Americans today are as puzzled as the Senate and the House in 2001.
Media accounts suggest that Americans TODAY had an epiphany that our phone conversations are handed over to the government and it's been going on for more than 10 years.
So who do I hold responsible for what the government is doing? The government has broken NO LAW....I'm aware of. And because your Senator and Representative didn't object more than 10 years ago to the implementation by Bush and Company the tool is still being used today.
Your House Representative and Senator knows or should have known (if they were doing their job) that this is going on.
Now who is responsible?
If you don't call your Senator and Representative and complain.
You can take the infantile position and blame everything on President Obama or be responsible.
So stop whining and act.