Monday, May 22, 2006

In case anyone had ANY doubts about the Bush folks...

Gonzales doesn't really care about people's rights, people's supremacy, and their right to know if the Bush regime is breaking the law

"There are some statutes on the book which, if you read the language carefully, would seem to indicate that that is a possibility," Mr. Gonzales said on the ABC News program "This Week."

"That's a policy judgment by the Congress in passing that kind of legislation," he continued. "We have an obligation to enforce those laws. We have an obligation to ensure that our national security is protected."

Asked whether he was open to the possibility that The New York Times should be prosecuted for its disclosures in December concerning a National Security Agency surveillance program, Mr. Gonzales said his department was trying to determine "the appropriate course of action in that particular case."

"I'm not going to talk about it specifically," he said. "We have an obligation to enforce the law and to prosecute those who engage in criminal activity."

Though he did not name the statutes that might allow such prosecutions, Mr. Gonzales was apparently referring to espionage laws that in some circumstances forbid the possession and publication of information concerning the national defense, government codes and "communications intelligence activities."

One other bit bears note:

"But it can't be the case that that right trumps over the right that Americans would like to see, the ability of the federal government to go after criminal activity," he said. "And so those two principles have to be accommodated."

The "right" of the government to go after "criminal activity" would imply the "right" of the government not to go after criminal activity - for example its own. The supremacy of the people dictates which "right" is paramount - the people's right to be informed when the government officials are perps. The government's "right" is not a right at all, but a duty to be responsible to the people.

And Gonzales is apparently abusing his position as public servant.

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