Four prominent conservatives, including Clinton-impeachment spearheader Bob Barr (former Republican congressman from Georgia), held a press conference today, announcing a campaign to, in their words, “restore checks and balances and civil liberties protections under assault by the Executive Branch.”
The American Freedom Agenda, as they call it, seeks to restore congressional oversight and habeas corpus, end torture and extraordinary rendition, narrow the President’s authority to designate ‘enemy combatants,’ prevent unconstitutional wiretaps, email and mail openings, protect journalists from prosecution under the Espionage Act, and more.
They actually said the following: “today, the clear and present danger to conservative philosophy is the White House.”
It’s about time. I think that not only the Democrats, but Non-Neo-Con Republicans as well, smell the blood in the water.
Given how things are going, I wouldn’t be surprised if Bush becomes the second President to resign while in office.