Sunday, April 30, 2006

One Man is Above The Law

What can you say about something like this?
WASHINGTON -- President Bush has quietly claimed the authority to disobey more than 750 laws enacted since he took office, asserting that he has the power to set aside any statute passed by Congress when it conflicts with his interpretation of the Constitution.

Among the laws Bush said he can ignore are military rules and regulations, affirmative-action provisions, requirements that Congress be told about immigration services problems, ''whistle-blower" protections for nuclear regulatory officials, and safeguards against political interference in federally funded research.
Isn’t this something of a coup, in the literal sense?

I’d say impeach the bastard but what good would it do, Bush would simply ignore the proceedings and declare any guilty verdict null and void.

Update: And, yeah, what Cenk says:

This is an extraordinary power grab. There is no precedent for it, or justification. It is grossly undemocratic. I cannot believe the President of the United States of America says he has the power to ignore laws passed by the people's representatives.

George Bush has crossed the Rubicon. These are not the powers of a president. They are the powers of a dictator.

1 comment:

JeromeProphet said...

I hear El Presidente is very popular with his people. They love him so!