Will They Comply?
Thu Jul 12, 2007 20:35

-------- Original Message --------
Subject: Will They Comply?
Date: Thu, 12 Jul 2007 16:22:46 -0500 (CDT)
From: Anthony D. Romero, ACLU action@aclu.org
Reply-To: Anthony D. Romero, ACLU action@aclu.org
Organization: ACLU
To: apfn@apfn.org

>From the Desk of Anthony D. Romero
Executive Director, ACLU
Take action at:

Dear Friend,

A constitutional standoff is brewing between the White House and
the Senate.

The Senate Judiciary committee sent subpoenas to Bush, Cheney
and the Justice Department demanding answers about the NSA's
warrantless surveillance on Americans. The deadline to comply is
2 p.m. on Wednesday, July 18.

After seven years of trampled rights and arrogant violations of
the Constitution, enough is enough. The Senate knows it and
the American people know it. Now it's time that George Bush and
Dick Cheney get the message.

Tell Bush and Cheney to comply with the subpoenas, or be held in
contempt of the American people and possibly in contempt of
Congress itself:

The White House and its cunning legal team have engineered countless
violations of the Constitution and our most basic rights. Last week, a
disappointing federal court decision further insulated the
administration's warrantless spying program from judicial review
and deprived Americans of the ability to challenge the illegal
surveillance of their telephone calls and emails in court. But we must
still demand answers from the White House.

Tell Bush and Cheney to comply with the subpoenas at:

Since the news broke about the NSA's warrantless surveillance
program in 2005, the Senate Judiciary Committee has asked nine times
for documents explaining the legal justification behind the
NSA's warrantless domestic spying program.

Given their past behavior, it's virtually a forgone conclusion
that this administration will try to weasel out of these subpoenas,
continue breaking the law and make dubious claims of "executive
privilege." Why, then, is it so important you take action

Because Bush and Cheney need to know that a decision to ignore the
will of the people has consequences.

Because when the administration refuses to comply, officials
won't be able to claim that Americans don't care
-- at least not without more lies and obfuscations.

Take action now. Demand Bush and Cheney comply. Go to:

The White House may be ignoring calls for answers, but Bush and Cheney
still need to hear that we, the people still demand the truth. Thank
you for standing with us.


Anthony D. Romero
Executive Director, ACLU

P.S. News reports revealed on Tuesday that Attorney General
Alberto Gonzales lied to Congress when he testified he was
unaware of any civil liberties abuses related to FBI National
Security Letter (NSL) records demands.

Contrary to Gonzales's testimony, FBI documents show he was
well aware of the abuses. In 2005 testimony before the Senate
Intelligence Committee, Gonzales and members of the
administration claimed that no abuses of the Patriot Act's NSL
provisions had ever occurred.

Learn more - ACLU clients who received NSLs react to the news:

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