What Are They Hiding? July 23, 2007

by Will

Will Grigg's Liberty Minute

June 20, 2007

Congressman Peter DeFazio is a member of the House Homeland Security Committee. As such the Oregon Democrat is permitted to view classified documents in a secure room in the Capitol.

Rep. DeFazio recently asked to see the classified section of the Bush administration's plans for continuity of government in the event of a terrorist attack. That request was denied without comment.
Legal scholar Norman Ornstein of the American Enterprise Institute, a group generally supportive of Bush, described that denial as a ?knee-jerk overextension of executive power.?

What is already on the public record is troubling enough. Last October Bush signed into law a measure permitting the president to seize control of the National Guard and deploy them domestically as his personal police force. He has also claimed the power to detain people indefinitely without access to the courts.

Rep. DeFazio's experience has caused him to wonder aloud if conspiracy theorists are right to speculate that another 9-11-type attack would result in something akin to a presidential dictatorship.

Let us take back the liberty wherewith Christ has made us free.

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