What I'm doing Monday
MLK, Jr. day and the kid is home. Activist blogger super mom eRobin plans to be out doing this. Go, girl!
I bow down to eRobin because this is the most I can do for now: I plan to watch Gore's address on Monday . The kid will see a historic moment in civil rights.
Al Gore "is expected to argue that the Bush administration has created a 'Constitutional crisis' by acting without the authorization of the Congress and the courts to spy on Americans and otherwise abuse basic liberties," adds Nichols. "His aides and allies are framing it as a 'call to arms' in defense of the Bill of Rights and the rule of law in a time of executive excess."on CSPAN. 9AM Pacific time, 1PM ET.
The vice president will, according to the groups that have arranged for his appearance -- the bipartisan Liberty Coalition and the American Constitution Society for Law and Policy -- address "the threat posed by policies of the Bush Administration to the Constitution and the checks and balances it created. The speech will specifically point to domestic wiretapping and torture as examples of the administration's efforts to extend executive power beyond Congressional direction and judicial review."