Monday, July 17, 2006
GOP Continues to take giant crap on Constitution
When uber-conservative water carrier Prof Richard Epstein sounds the "BushCo signing statements are scary" alarm bell, ya know we should be shakin in our boots. And if this from The New Yorker doesn't straighten out your short and curlies, nothing will: "But, according to the Times, since 2002 the legal checks that Congress constructed to insure that no Pres would repeat Nixon's actions had been secretly ignored. According to someone who knows Colin Powell, his comment about the article was terse: "It's Addington. He doesn't care about the Constitution." Powell was referring to David Addington, Cheney's chief of staff and his longtime principal legal adviser. Powell's office says that he does not recall making the statement. But his former top aide, Lawrence Wilkerson, confirms that he and Powell shared this opinion of Addington. Most Americans, even those who follow politics closely, have probably never heard of Addington. But current and former Admin officials say that he has played a central role in shaping the Admin's legal strategy for the war on terror." Il Duce Bush's regime has convinced America that the worst thing that could happen to us is another terrorist attack. They want us to believe that chucking aside our civil rights is not a problem, b/c hey-- it is "preventing" us from getting attacked again. They also neglect to tell us that by chucking aside our civil rights, they alone are rewriting and editing our Constitution minute by minute to meet the demands of their 21st Century totalitarianism. Shine up your jackboots, ya'll.