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Call Air America and Progressive talk radio if you agree with the Equalization of Powers Act below. Call Obama's office in Washington DC
Saturday, November 3, 2007
2008 Election News by Scott Noren DDS
THIS IS THE 2008ELECTIONNEWS YOU NEED TO KNOW!!!!!
What we need to do as Democrats for the 2008 election
If you want to really create change in Washington, call the Obama campaign and say you agree with this Act and for them to revise and finish it. They need to present it to the public in the next few DAYS.
In my opinion, if Barack Obama endorsed this Act, he would win by a landslide.
SB 0000 Equalization of Powers Act of 2008 (Introduced in the Senate)
SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.This Act may be cited as the ‘Equalization of Powers Act of 2008’.
Sec. 2. FINDINGS.
Congress finds the following:
(1) The previous presidential administration of George W. Bush made serious compromises in the planned checks and balances of the Constitution of the United States of America.
(2) This Act serves to reverse most of these “imperial-like” impositions on the rights of the citizens of this country and make these changes in writing. It does not serve to remove the rights of Executive privilege in all circumstances. However, it will serve to provide overall transparency to the Executive Branch of government and allow the proper balance of power to occur with this Branch, the Legislative and Judicial branches of Federal government.
(3) The people of the United States of America mandate this Act overwhelmingly and need this Act to regain confidence in the Federal Government. It is needed to restore integrity and dignity to those elected officials meant to represent, not rule as in a dictatorship.
(4) Previous actions such as warrant less wiretaps, refusal of Executive Branch employees to appear before Congress when subpoenaed, refusal to turn over memos, e-mail communications and similar documents must end with enactment of this Act.
(5) The vote on October 10th, 2002 to go to war by the previous Senate and Administration set a chilling precedent that led to abuse of power and the involvement of the United States in a civil war in Iraq. The Amendment on the previous day by Senator Levin on October 9th, 2002,which has been long forgotten, would have made it more difficult if not impossible for the previous Administration and Majority to go to war unilaterally without Congressional approval.
SEC. 3. DEFINITIONS
(a) Warrant less wiretaps
(a)(1)Though there is a constitutional basis for not having warrantless wiretaps, this Act reinforces that no individual or agency of the US government, nor any State entity have the right to issue a warrantless wiretap. Legal procurement procedures of a warrant in the appropriate venue will be followed.
SEC. 4 Executive privilege
(a)Limits of Executive privilege
(a)(1) The indications for claiming Executive privilege have been distorted grossly by the George W. Bush administration; constitutional law will be the law of the land; if a law is found to be unconstitutional and allows a sitting President to exert inappropriate Executive privilege, it will be reviewed by the House and Senate and amended if need be. The Judiciary Branch will also be responsible for reviewing cases of Executive privilege for legality. In no way should Executive privilege be allowed in cases where there is a reasonable request by Congress or the Senate to investigate wrongdoing of staff, contracted employee, adviser or anyone connected in any way with the Executive Branch Federal government.
SEC. 5 Congressional subpoena
(a) No rights to refuse a subpoena by Congress or the Senate
(a)(1) If any employee, staff, advisor, contractor or member of any rank or position in the Executive Branch of the US Government is subpoened to Congress or the Senate, they must follow the request. There are no exceptions other than illness that postpones or injury or disease causing imminent danger to life or limb. Any classified information will be restricted for view by members of appropriate committees. Email in any branch of Federal government will not be purged to limit access in any investigation. Those found guilty of doing so will be prosecuted for impeding or blocking an official Congressional or Senatorial investigation.
SEC. 6 Unilateral military action
(a) The Levin Amendment of October 9th, 2002
(a)(1) This amendment was proposed to require the President to be required to exhaust all reasonable attempts to have a global coalition through the United Nations prior to going to war unilaterally against a sovereign nation. It also and more importantly required the President to go before Congress prior to unilateral military action. This latter part will now become law with enactment of this Act. No President will declare war unilaterally against another nation, republic, territory or mass of people without Congressional approval in a super majority.
SEC. 7 Transparency of the executive branch
(a) The White House Email system
(a)(1) As above, no employee, elected official, visitor, staff member, advisor or contractor will purge any email or documents on any computer or data storage system in or controlled by the White House in attempts to avoid disclosure as a result of an inquiry or investigation by the Congress or Senate.
SEC. 8 Repealing the November 13, 2001 Presidential Military Order
(a) Allowing the President the power to do away with Habeus Corpus
(a) (1) No prisoner in county, state or Federal facilities can be held indefinitely without legal representation and a fair hearing within a timely manner, not to exceed a maximum of 6 months prior to charging the prisoner with a crime. This provision will require specific action within one month if the 6 month period is exceeded.
The overall reason for writing such an Act is for the next President to put in writing that when he takes office as the next President of the United States, he will propose such legislation, in writing, to bring the confidence of the American public in the Executive Branch back to the highest levels attainable.
No one will be satisfied with all Executive Branch decisions. However, if any candidate wishes to win this election by a landslide, this Act, in a much more detailed and finalized WRITTEN form, should be detailed to the American public.
I also served 6 years in the Army until 2003, and was a whistleblower who got crushed by (allegation) corrupt military officials. I thank you for your time and work.
Scott A. Noren, DDS
American Board Certified Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon
Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (NSCA)
Mark Green, Bill Press, Stephanie Miller, Thom Hartmann, Randi Rhodes, Rachel Maddow and Lionel: I want you and everyone on Progressive Talk Radio/ Air America to digest this:
Here's a bio on someone and then I will ask a straight-forward question with multiple choices...have me on as a guest and we can discuss this from a real healthcare worker's viewpoint (me).
Bio of Kate Geyer: Kate Geyer graduated from American University with a BA in public communications and women's studies and a graduate certificate from the Women and Politics Institute. She will complete her MA in public policy and women's studies in May of 2007. In 2001, Kate enlisted in the Special Operations Forces of the U.S. Army Reserve, serving for four years and reaching the rank of Specialist (E-4) in the 82nd Airborne, 450th Civil Affairs Battalion. After graduating from American, Kate served for two years as Legislative Director for Delegate Anne R. Kaiser (D-Burtonsville) in the Maryland General Assembly, later taking time off to manage Del. Kaiser's 2006 successful re-election campaign. In the fall of 2006, Kate won the Women's Research and Education Institute's National Congressional Fellowship. Currently, Kate serves in the office of Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton as a Legislative Fellow, where she works on health policy issues, including women's health, children's and infant health, and health workforce issues. ______________
Here's the question:
If you were Hillary Clinton and were hiring for a position to design the entire country's healthcare policy (let alone New York), would you hire:
A) Kate Geyer
B) A Physician with a MPH and 10 years experience in health care planning
C) A BSN R.N. with a MPH and 10 years experience in health care planning
D) B and or CE) Rudy Guiliani
Since HER answer is A, you can see why this country ignorantly chooses it's leaders and has no clue about the nitty gritty of what each person's platform is. We now know that Bush is related to Obama, Cheney, Lincoln, Marilyn Monroe, but who gives a rat's patoot about that? If the American public was informed of what I just said or the fact that she's on the Senate Armed Services Committee and never read the NIE, which is negligent, would they vote to re-elect her as a US Senator?
Scott A Noren DDS
Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon