WaPo debate today on the constitutional crisis
Authors Eric Lane and Michael Oreskes ("The Genius of America") and Larry J. Sabato ("A More Perfect Constitution") will be online Tuesday, Oct. 30 at 3 p.m. ET to examine and debate the Constitutional crises that have arisen during the Bush administration, and the steps that can be taken and changes that can be made to preserve our rights and the power of our nation's founding document.
Submit your questions and comments before or during today's discussion.
Besides the stated reason - fighting the war on terror - do you see any other connections between legislation like Jane Harman's recently-passed H.R. 1955: "Violent Radicalization and Homegrown Terrorism" and the Patriot Act, the Military Commissions Act, the Protect America Act, Section 1076 of the John Warner National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2007, National Security and Homeland Security Presidential Directives NSPD-51 and HSPD-20, and the FISA bill with its provision for granting telecom immunity? If so, could you describe them? Could you also offer any opinions as to why our constitutional crisis remains virtually unaddressed either in Congress or by the 2008 presidential candidates, and what may happen if it remains unaddressed when the next president is sworn in on 20 January 2009?Submit To Propeller