The threat of presidential supremacism.
In defending his edict
of phone calls and e-mails originating in the United States, President Bush reiterated legal arguments, long made by his
intellectual Praetorians, that imbue the White House with wartime powers no different from those exercised by a Roman emperor. As Barton Gellman and
Dafna Linzer pointed out in the Washington Post
"Bush’s constitutional argument, in the eyes of some legal scholars and previous White House advisers, relies on extraordinary claims of
presidential war-making power. Bush said yesterday that the lawfulness of his directives was affirmed by the attorney general and White House counsel,
a list that omitted the legislative and judicial branches of government. On occasion the Bush administration has explicitly rejected the authority of
courts and Congress to impose boundaries on the power of the commander in chief, describing the president’s war-making powers in legal briefs as
‘plenary’ – a term defined as ‘full,’ ‘complete,’ and ‘absolute."
The new presidential absolutism infuses not only Bush’s foreign policy, which
the “right” of the White House to make war on anyone, anywhere,
anytime, and for any reason, but also, increasingly, his domestic policies. The doctrine
of wartime presidential supremacy
has been dramatized, in recent days, in a series of disturbing developments on the home front: the utilization
of "national security letters"
by the FBI to
thousands of U.S. citizens
, the creation of a permanent database
amounts to an electronic “enemies list,” and just this past week the revelation that the National Security Agency is
on phone calls and e-mails originating in the U.S. – without going to the
that normally oversees such activities.
This doctrine of presidential supremacy is derived, in substance and style, from the
of the regime. That we are now in a
state of permanent war
requires that our government undertake a
on what is left of our
. Given the nature of this conflict with
a formless, stateless enemy
, more a
than a combatant, there is no longer any division between the “home front” and the
struggle against the worldwide Islamist insurgency
, between domestic and foreign policy. We spy on
Americans because we fight in Iraq, and, as time goes on, the converse will be true: we will continue the overseas battle in order for the regime to
win the fight against its political opponents in the U.S. That the antiwar opposition, already demonized by neoconservative ideologues as
worse, will wind up being
treated as “the enemy” should surprise no one.
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"Out of the Old, a New World Order shall Emerge!"
That is what you get, when a sitting President declares that the constitution is just "A God damned piece of paper"
, it reveals much about
his inner character; or lack thereof.
It looks like the President of the United States of America has declared himself fully and completely
Above the Law
. The Constitution does not matter to him - nor do the Amendments.
The framers of the Constitution devised an elaborate system of checks and balances to ensure our liberty by making sure that no person, institution
or branch of government became so powerful that a tyranny could be established in the United States of America. Impeachment is one of the checks the
framers gave the Congress to prevent the executive or judicial branches from becoming corrupt or tyrannical.
Rep. James Sensenbrenner (R-Wis.), Opening Statement, Impeachment of William Jefferson Clinton, 10 December 1998
Still, that is EXACTLY what is going on right now.
April 2004, Bush Speech - also check this Video; President a Liar?
Now, by the way, any time you hear the United States government talking about wiretap, it requires - a wiretap requires a court order. Nothing
has changed, by the way. When we're talking about chasing down terrorists, we're talking about getting a court order before we do so. It's
important for our fellow citizens to understand, when you think Patriot Act, constitutional guarantees are in place when it comes to doing what is
necessary to protect our homeland, because we value the Constitution."
Now how do You call that?
I call that a LIE
1. A false statement deliberately presented as being true; a falsehood.
2. Something meant to deceive or give a wrong impression
How many More of those Lies, do you need to See and Hear in order to Realize that this Goverment is Corrupt, Selfish and above all, Evil to the Core?
You think they care for the Lives of Americans or Iraqis or any other people on this Planet?
And let me tell you Ladies and Gents, this is just the BEGINNING - how things are looking, Bush&Co. are preparing for a Serious Wartime Presidental
Supremacy, which is beginning to take shape and form as you read this words.
I suggest you read also this 273 page long Report by Rep. John Conyers and the Democratic staff of the House Judiciary Committee - it helps to open up
your eyes and to get a Bigger pictures to this Situation:
"The Constitution in Crisis: The Downing Street Minutes and Deception, Manipulation, Torture,
Retribution, and Coverups in the Iraq War."