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Cap Times: Most Congressmen Have Abandoned Constitution

In a scathing editorial directed at the Bush administration’s warantless wiretapping program, the Capital Times commends Madison’s Rep. Tammy Baldwin for standing up against what she called an attempt to “legislatively amend the 4th amendment.” Furthermore, it contrasts her principle with the members who voted in favor of the program, asserting “most members abandoned their oaths to protect and defend the Constitution. And Americans would be well advised to remove the offenders from their positions.” Although it is highly unusual for a newspaper to quote a politician at such length, the exception given to Baldwin’s eloquent speech against the abadonment of civil liberties, by Democrats and Republicans alike, was poignantly appropriate for the week of the 4th of July.

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