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Tuesday, December 20, 2005

Executive Activism Watch

The president has been spying on Americans... on American soil... in clear violation of law.

How sad.

In the days when the president harps incessantly about judicial activism (which is really judges interpreting the Constitution -- correctly for the most part in my opinion), it is particularly "ironical" that Bush continues to be the champion of executive activism.

In addition to the latest scandal regarding spying on Americans without warrants or oversight (illegal and unethical), remember that he has also sponsored, encouraged, and overseen torture (illegal, disgusting and immoral), run secret prisons (immoral and illegal), held people for years without access to a lawyer or for that matter any court whatsoever (illegal and shocking), and conducted extraordinary renditions (illegal and just plain evil).

Yessir, Mr. Bush is one fine upstanding Christian fundamentalist -- willing to get his hands really and truly disgustingly dirty for the Good Lord.

Yesterday, Bush actually defended his actions, stating that he was acting within the law and castigating the whistleblower. This is outrageous behavior - more akin to a dictator than a president and Bush demeans the presidency with this behavior. A whistleblower is one who alerts people to abuses of power -- which is exactly what this was. The whistleblower was correct to alert the public to this mess -- just as another whistleblower was correct to leak details of secret prisons being run by the CIA. Yet, at the same time, when it is self-evident that Karl Rove leaked Valerie Plame's name to attack a political opponent, Bush doesn't even fire Rove, much less call for his arrest.

It is singularly unbelievable how morally and ethically corrupt this administration is. All hail Dictator Bush -- Above the Law in All Respects.

-John Locke

1 Comments:

Blogger ProfessorPlum said...

I find it amazing that after all the unethical and immoral and downright nefarious crap this administration has pulled, that this, THIS, seems finally to be the step that has everyone running around with the I-word on their lips. Will Bush be impeached? He and Rove and Cheney and the whole evil cabal have worked their butts off to make it happen. Let's not disappoint them.

12/20/2005 8:36 PM  

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