Monday, March 27, 2006

The Madness of King George

This Administration is intent on dismantling the system of checks and balances and makes no bones about it.

Glenn Greenwald lays it out:
We really do have an Administration which believes it has the power to break all laws relating, however broadly, to defending the country. It has said this repeatedly in numerous contexts and acted on those beliefs by breaking the law -- repeatedly and deliberately.....

Put another way, the Administration has seized the power of Congress to make the laws, they have seized the power of the judiciary to interpret the laws, and they execute them as well. They have consolidated within themselves all of the powers of the government, particularly with regard to national security. This situation is, of course, exactly what Madison warned about in Federalist 47; it really is the very opposite of everything our Government is intended to be...|GG|

This amplifies a point Orrin Kerr has made that Bush’s definition of inherent executive authority entails that the executive's power is inherent in the sense that Congress cannot extinguish it.

This cabal recognizes no limits on their power, they will acknowledge no ethical, legal, or financial boundaries. I call that treason.

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