Friday, March 24, 2006

Arrogant Chimp 

If this doesn't disturb you, you're not paying attention:
When President Bush signed the reauthorization of the USA Patriot Act this month, he included an addendum saying that he did not feel obliged to obey requirements that he inform Congress about how the FBI was using the act's expanded police powers. [emhpasis added]
Oh, sweet FSM, impeach this arrogant motherfucker now.

No president is above the law, period. And for a would-be dictator to declare so now is an assault on the Constitution and the People of the United States. It is as unpatriotic an act as any physical assault by outside parties on this nation. And, to any conservative who would claim that Bush is right, please go back and eat it in regard that whole Clinton thing, because, by the Bush Doctrine, it was impossible for him to break any laws as president.

It works like this, kids. Congress writes and passes the law. The Supreme Court interprets it in light of the Constitution. The Executive Branch enacts and enforces the law. In simpler language, Congress makes the laws, the SCOTUS decides whether they're constitutional, and the President and Cabinet figure out how to implement the laws. Not "how to avoid the laws". Not "how to interpret the laws". Just put them in action. As written by Congress or interpreted by the Court.

Instead of a President who knows his place, we have a whiny little baby who'll sign laws but then issue proclamations saying, "I don't have to follow this law."

Wrong. Wrong in every possible way, and just one more reason that we need to remove these bozos from power via impeachment, indictment or conviction, then make sure that their faction of the Republican party never has a voice in politics again.

And if you don't think W is trying to become an American Dictator, ask yourself why he went about things in this manner:
Bush signed the bill with fanfare at a White House ceremony March 9, calling it "a piece of legislation that's vital to win the war on terror and to protect the American people." But after the reporters and guests had left, the White House quietly issued a ''signing statement," an official document in which a president lays out his interpretation of a new law. [emphasis added]
If he wasn't doing anything wrong, why do it in secret? Because it was wrong, and this overly-secretive, autocratic bunch won't do anything in the light of day.

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