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|Posted: Sun Aug 01, 2010 5:32 pm Post subject: SO MUCH FOR TRUTH JUSTICE AND THE AMERICAN WAY
From Sun Aug 01, 2010 3:00 am to Fri Aug 06, 2010 2:59 am (included)
|On Sept. 16, 2001, Christie Whitman as Director of the EPA said that tests showed air pollution levels "that cause us no concern."
Two days later, she said she was glad to reassure New York and Washington residents that their air and water were safe.
As most of you know the law suit against Christie Whitman was thrown out of court when a judge did not want to set a dangerous precedent that would make public officials fear making public statements in the future.
In 2007 the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York found that former EPA Administrator Christine Todd Whitman's falsely reassuring and misleading statements of safety after the September 11, 2001 attacks were "without question conscience-shocking." The court also found the facts "support an allegation of a violation of the substantive due process right to be free from official government policies that increase the risk of bodily harm" by Whitman's misstatements regarding the air quality of the affected area.
So the courts basically stated that government officials can lie and put us at risk and we have no recourse.
The head of the Environmental Protection Agency that reports directly to the President can not be held responsible for lying to the people she was being paid to protect.
And now on Thursday the House of Representatives play their partisan politics game to stop the 9/11 Health Bill once again.
Our government was set up with 3 branches the Judicial, Legislative and Executive to assure that the people were properly treated and that one branch did not dominate decisions.
Who would have thought that the sick and dying heroes of 9/11 would get screwed by all three?
So much for truth justice and the America way
Isnít it time we took our government back?