The President’s Contempt For The Constitution

By now you’ve all heard the White House’s latest “F – You” to Congress. Claiming executive privilege, W won’t let any of his underlings testify about the US Attorney firings. Two things ought to really disturb all of us about this situation, regardless of whatever label we claim for ourselves.

First, this video

Sorry, folks, there is no defense for a high ranking executive official claiming she swore an oath to the president.

Second, about this executive privilege thing. The claim is not just that W himself is immune from testifying, nor only that W and current White House officials are immune, but that those two and even former officials – i.e. Harriet Miers – are immune.

Now consider this statement from W in a 2000 presidential debate.

I’ll put competent judges on the bench, people who will strictly interpret the Constitution and will not use the bench to write social policy. I believe that the judges ought not to take the place of the legislative branch of government, that they’re appointed for life and that they ought to look at the Constitution as sacred. I don’t believe in liberal, activist judges. I believe in strict constructionists. And those are the kind of judges I will appoint.

O.k., now find “executive privilege” in the Constitution. Of course, you won’t find anything about privileges for the president, nor anything about his underlings, and certainly nothing about former underlings. It ain’t in there. If it exists, it’s as one of those penumbra things.

I have no problem with penumbras. I do have a problem with W’s hypocrisy. In his mind, when the issue is individual rights for folks like you and me, we have to read the constitution strictly. (We can’t let people have too much freedom, that’s why the terrists hate us, you know.) But when the issue is power for the executive branch, well, then, Earl Warren’s methods of interpretation would be a great place to start.

That, to me, is the absolute worst possible way to interpret the constitution. I can see reading the whole thing broadly, or reading the Bill of Rights broadly but the rest of it narrowly, but to read it so as to maximize the power of one branch of government while minimizing individual rights? I think that would be anathema to all the founding fathers.

In other words, once again, we’ve got one law for all of us, and another for W and his buddies.

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5 Comments on “The President’s Contempt For The Constitution”

  1. Kathy Says:

    Thanks for the link! If the courts rule against Bush and in favor of Congressional oversight, do you suppose he might then claim he’s not part of the executive branch?

  2. wheeler Says:

    “If the courts rule against Bush”

    hahahah, ohhhh, hahahah, wowww. that’s a good one.

    no sorry assed, bootlicking, self loathing federal court anywhere in this country has the integrity, intelligence, or intestinal fortitude to apply the law in this situation.

  3. Kathy Says:

    Well, there is that.

  4. kc Says:

    just wondering…couldn’t Congress simply cut off money to the White House until compliance was achieved?

  5. reinstate@freewill.com Says:

    reinstate@freewill.com
    This is how the gods do business:::::They use temptation and deception to compel people to chase something that has already been decided. It’s children who go to “beaven”. OLd people have to come back. The gods will use their power to contradict this, corrupting people and compelling them to incurr evil::::They used the Italians to ruin life in the 20th century, cost you the Final Prophet and the result will be death as you wait for the Italian Second Coming of Christ to save you.

    As people begin to age the gods employ corrupting tactics. They ultimately begin to look down on the children and the wisdom they recently understood:::
    They voluntarily turn their back on their opportunity to ascend and instead embrace evil.
    It’s not old people who go to heaven. Old people must come back because of the mistakes they’ve made throughout their lives. Children are the ones who have the opportunity to ascend.

    Children are discounted by adults in society. The gods corrupt people as they age, use trust-building tactics and soon adults view the children as ignorant, yet to understand the god’s system, and subsequently look down on the children. This is one of the most bitter, painful ironies the gods employ, for people consciously turn their back on and lose their opportunity to ascend::::
    Religions teach that old people to go to heaven when they die. They don’t. Old people are reincarnated. It’s the children who go to heaven, those who have a chance at immortality.
    The wisdom the gods impart to children, either through their innocence/purity or religious-based educational pursuits are the gods sharing the truth with their most favored people::::It’s the children whom the gods teach the right way for it is the children who have a chance. For example, they teach children to have faith, for understanding the god’s geographical clues hurts people by illustrating negative things, opening the door for the god’s to employ deceptive tactics.
    Old people don’t go to heaven. Old people must come back because of the mistakes they’ve made throughout their lives. It’s the children who have the opportunity to go to “heaven”. They must behave apprioriately, think correctly and be genuinely god-fearing. Their innocence and lack of desensitization ensures they have a real opportunity to achieve this goal.

    This is charecteristic of the gods methodology::::The big prize gone early, deception compels people to chase something that has already been decided. They sent this clue with boss as well. It is also a clue supporting my claim RW&B’s german is in fact Christianity’s Anti-Christ. Logic also dictates, considering the definition.
    The confusion over this multi-dimentional positioning will serve as an effective tactic, eliminating many additional disfavored in the process, for positioning states the Apocalypse to be a continuation of WorldWarII’s Aryan superrace ideals, positioned as punishment for the 5th century invastion of the Roman Empire:::John’s Fourth Reich.
    This amounts only to “nested theater”:::::Levels of positioning enables the gods to scapegoat:::::RW&B merely is the tool the gods chose to execute the final scene of their scripted theater that is human history.

    Just as they would have had me chase boss so would they have wanted me to sign on to this theater, evil by definition, and chase this role of Anti-Christ. By doing so I would have incurred evil and would have been punished, painfully “losing” Anti-Christ in the process.
    Does that mean RW&B is not the Anti-Christ?? I suspect as they would have “offered” it to me so will there be a fake Anti-Christ for those in these generations to accept as well. But it is a clone host. This is ALL clone host theater, created not as a clue to me but instead designed to be preditory on the disfavored, designed to increase indecency and further the god’s goal of justification towards The End.
    We were all merely peasants centuries ago, struggling with our disfavor, but without the enormity of temptations, real and telepathic, which exist today.

    They have shared I was positioned to some disfavored as the Second Coming of Christ, explaining all the evil surrounding me and RW&B’s placement in the “eye of The Beast” was to positon the sabotage of my candidacy (Damien Omen, Big Army Men, etc).
    The Big Lie of course is that Christianity is evil. The reverse positioning nature of Planet Earth dictates that good is demonized, as we wintessed in World War II, while evil is put on a pedistal, as we see with the Italians.
    The truth? The gods used their tools to create this and the rest of the incidents surrounding this Situation to distract the people from my message, for I speak the truth:::Only you can save you. You have to be responsible for your own relationship with the gods.

    The gods are asexual. They have no sex organs nor rectums.
    When the gods take children these individuals have the opportunity to become “god-like”. Temptations are employed and, if sucessful, these are the individuals who make up the human race’s immortals.
    I believe there are opportunities that exist for females that do no exist for males. I don’t mean to paint with a broad brush but women’s “sexual peak” may represent the transistion to “sociological males” and their “fall from grace”. Considering today’s promiscuity I question whether this is currently applicable, and is yet anther 20th century-earlier phenominah.
    I believe Purgatory is real. I think it is a temporary destination, perhaps sparsely utilized until the Apocalypse, but this will be the destination for those who “ascend” during the event. As they’ve said this planet will too be disposed of one day and it is imperative people try to avoid that destination, for there may be no escaping its fate.


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