Friday, March 31, 2006

Hail to the Chief or Hail to the King? (strong, principled leadership = king in Feingold's playbook)

The Judiciary committee hearings on Feingold's censure motion against Bush begin.

From the New York Times:

Under Mr. Bush's theory of government, Mr. Feingold said, "we no longer have a constitutional system consisting of three co-equal branches of government. We have a monarchy."

This is unbelievable. Good ole' Russ Feingold basically says GWB is a tyrant for using his wartime powers to spy on Islamic fanatics who want to destroy our way of life. Whether or not you agree with the legality of the acts, Bush did inform congress beforehand and many presidents have also exercised similar powers (George Washington intercepted and opened British mail going in and out of the United States). To call President Bush a monarch for this, when it is really the Supreme Court that has overstepped its constitutional bounds of power, and is the real threat to the division of powers/three branch system of government, is not only laughable, but ignorant and insanely out of line of reasonable discourse and dialogue. Russ, you just don't know how much you're helping the Republicans. Keep going down that path (for our sake) :)

1 comment:

Jordan Moats said...

Hey brandon...just wanted to say whats up to our prez in 2036. so whats up. Oh by the way, I agree with you about the danish cartoons. very great way of looking at it, but it is ok to use muhammad's name because it is not an "outsider" doing it, huh?