Why doesn't the Bush Administration just blow up the National Archives? None of them pay any attention to the Constitution any way. It's despicable, infuriating and depressing. The terrorists have won.
This time the Democrats have gone along, giving Bush, Cheney and the Republicans what they wanted on warrantless wiretapping and immunity for telecommunications companies that assisted in spying on Americans.
Here is a good blog piece from Salon.com on what is happening and why it matters. The 4th Amendment has just been completely ignored by two of the branches of our government, and the conservative Supreme Court would likely agree.
How can we claim to export democracy when we live under tyranny?