Friday, May 05, 2006

Hear that? That's the Founding Fathers, rolling over in their graves.

From a NY Times Editorial:

"President Bush doesn't bother with vetoes; he simply declares his intention not to enforce anything he dislikes. Charlie Savage at The Globe reported recently that Mr. Bush had issued more than 750 "presidential signing statements" declaring he wouldn't do what the laws required. Perhaps the most infamous was the one in which he stated that he did not really feel bound by the Congressional ban on the torture of prisoners.

In this area, as in so many others, Mr. Bush has decided not to take the open, forthright constitutional path. He signed some of the laws in question with great fanfare, then quietly registered his intention to ignore them. He placed his imperial vision of the presidency over the will of America's elected lawmakers. And as usual, the Republican majority in Congress simply looked the other way."

2 Comments:

At 7:07 PM, Blogger wunelle said...

Hear, hear. Flush him away.

 
At 7:08 PM, Blogger Unsane said...

hmm. Nihilism.

 

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