Bill Of Wrongs Molly Ivins Summary

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Packed with humor and examples, this book keeps you awake with much thought on the Bush administration. It is about how the executive branch is taking our freedom from under us. Written by Molly Ivins and Lou Dubose in 2007, Bill of Wrongs: The Executive Branch’s Assault on America’s Fundamental Rights is a raw and comical book. The authors have written two earlier books about their displeasure with President George W. Bush. This was the last book written before Molly Ivins passed away. A Texan liberal, Ivins was actively traveling and displaying her freedom of speech once a month. The idea came from those travels and was originally a tale of the heroes that exercised these rights, but changed as she recognized the injustice and threats…show more content…
The Patriot Act gives the president the power to search and monitor our private life by going through phone records, computer files, accessing bank accounts and medical records under suspicion that we might be “engaged in acts of terrorism.”Secret Service has started bugging our homes without a warrant that usually is granted by a FISA (Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act) court. This violates our Fourth Amendment that protects us from illegal search and seizure. They bugged the home of Brandon Mayfield, a Portland, Oregon lawyer that converted his religion to Islam. They linked him to a photograph of a fingerprint found on a bag in a bombing in Spain. The FBI matched the print with ten other suspects but Mayfield was the only Muslim on filed. After repeated notices by Spanish Police that there was no match, the Federal Bureau of Investigation still egged on that Mayfield was the suspect. He was in a trial with all the evidence against him not shown because the secrets “could be a threat to national security.” Murat Kurnaz was a German born of Turkish descent was a prisoner in Guantanamo Bay. His only crime was that he was a Muslim. Taken from the airport on his way back home from studying abroad to learn about the Koran to Guantanamo Bay by American agents, he was interrogated and tortured. Laid Saidi was also a prisoner that was tortured. Saidi is the Algerian director of Al-Haramain’s office in Tanzania; Al-Haramain is a charity organization all across the

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