Tuesday, December 20, 2005

Abuse of Power

The more I think about this the more uncomfortable I get with it.

Not only is Bush acting against the very letter of the constitution (unless you are a highly imaginative constitutional activist), but he's doing so for no good reason that we can see. I'm uncomfortable because if this is the legal advice Bush is getting, then he needs some smarter crony-lawyers. Did he think this was going to stand up to the light of day?

OK, so that stuff has been mentioned before. But here's a question to the conservatives, and not only the rabid ones like CJ who do disservice to the foundations of conservatism: what happens in 2008 should a liberal's liberal get elected. Let's just say its our worst fear, the pendulum swings the other way: Michael Moore is president of the US. Or Al Franken. Or whoever you hate.

Now Michael Moore has the power to wire tap without warrents. Do you think he will restrain himself, say, from wiretapping the NRA? Presently, how could Bush possibly restrain himself from wiretapping the anti-war movement? Is this something we want the executive branch to own now, in 3 years, or in ten?

So simply said, this is an abuse of power. Bush went way to far. This needs to be reigned in now.

Furthermore, as the days go on, Bush's defense of this entire thing sound more and more hollow. I'm no lawyer, but I can see the problems with Gonzales' legal thinking from a mile away. By voting for the invasion of Afghanistan, Congress magically gave Bush carte blanche to flout the 4th amendment? To take such generalities and make it fit with breaking not only the Constitution, but specific laws is just amazing in its shamelessness.

If there was a single legit reason for this, I think we'd have heard it by now.

I was wrong to give him any benefit of the doubt. Sadly, this just fits into the pattern of behavior we've seen throughtout Bush's tenure: failure after failure, shame after shame.


Blogger acumamakiki said...

Except that W doesn't feel shame or remorse or anything except justification that he's above the law and KNOWS what's best.

Keep piling it on idiot puppet man. Keep up the antics, keep getting caught for all of your crap and my wish (impeachment) will come true. Maybe there really is a Santa Claus!!

6:03 AM  
Blogger laurenbove said...

CHeney's blowing sunshine up his ass: the presidient of the U-nited states can do annnnnything he damned well pleases.

I think that was a direct quote.

4:29 AM  

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