Tuesday, December 20, 2005

Dictator Bush

Thank God for Senator Robert Byrd. Yesterday he gave a speech on the senate floor which was entitled "No President Is Above the Law" by Common Dreams when publishing it. It's short so I recommend that you click through and read all of it but I'll show you this excerpt which for me is the most powerful part:

The President claims a boundless authority through the resolution that authorized the war on those who perpetrated the September 11th attacks. But that resolution does not give the President unchecked power to spy on our own people. That resolution does not give the Administration the power to create covert prisons for secret prisoners. That resolution does not authorize the torture of prisoners to extract information from them. That resolution does not authorize running black-hole secret prisons in foreign countries to get around U.S. law. That resolution does not give the President the powers reserved only for kings and potentates.

I continue to be shocked and astounded by the breadth with which the Administration undermines the constitutional protections afforded to the people, and the arrogance with which it rebukes the powers held by the Legislative and Judicial Branches. The President has cast off federal law, enacted by Congress, often bearing his own signature, as mere formality. He has rebuffed the rule of law, and he has trivialized and trampled upon the prohibitions against unreasonable search and seizures guaranteed to Americans by the United States Constitution.

I, too, am shocked. The president is a criminal. An admitted criminal. (Not only did he admit what he did, he seems proud of it.) Now you know that if this were a Democratic president the Republicans would be screaming impeachment from the housetops.

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