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Bush Has Crossed the Rubicon

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  1. All_Around_Brown

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    "The Republican interest in strengthening executive power has its origin in frustration from the constraints placed on Republican administrations by Democratic congresses. The thrust to enlarge the President’s powers predates the Bush administration but is being furthered to a dangerous extent during Bush’s second term. The confirmation of Bush’s nominee, Samuel Alito, a member of the Federalist Society, to the Supreme Court will provide five votes in favor of enlarged presidential powers.

    President Bush has used "signing statements" hundreds of times to vitiate the meaning of statutes passed by Congress. In effect, Bush is vetoing the bills he signs into law by asserting unilateral authority as commander-in-chief to bypass or set aside the laws he signs. For example, Bush has asserted that he has the power to ignore the McCain amendment against torture, to ignore the law that requires a warrant to spy on Americans, to ignore the prohibition against indefinite detention without charges or trial, and to ignore the Geneva Conventions to which the US is signatory.

    In effect, Bush is asserting the powers that accrued to Hitler in 1933. His Federalist Society apologists and Department of Justice appointees claim that President Bush has the same power to interpret the Constitution as the Supreme Court. An Alito Court is likely to agree with this false claim.

    This is the great issue that is before the country. But it is pushed into the background by political battles over abortion and homosexual rights. Many people fighting to strengthen the executive think they are fighting against legitimizing sodomy and murder in the womb. They are unaware that the real issue is that America is on the verge of elevating its president above the law."

    http://www.lewrockwell.com/roberts/roberts139.html
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    #75 Jersey

    All hail King George, the next great fascist leader.
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    on the cusp of confirmation...bump...so long america
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    Patters Moderator Staff Member PatsFans.com Supporter

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    When we next get a Democratic President, it will be fun to watch the righties in this forum change their tune. I'm 100% certain they will.
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    Harry Boy Look Up, It's Amazing PatsFans.com Supporter

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    TO BRING HIM DOWN ALL THE SORE LOSERS HAVE TO DO IS "PROVE IT" SO WHY DON'T THEY?
    IF THEY CAN PROVE IT I WOULD BE ONE OF THE FIRST TO SAY RUN HIM OUT ON A RAIL, PUT HIM IN PRISON, KILL HIS DOG, BURN HIS RANCH.

    PROVE IT AND THEY WILL COME.

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