Tuesday, December 20, 2005

Executive Activism

Bush has spent five years decrying "activist judges." One of his mantras has been that we should to what the Constitution says, and only what the Constitution says, and we should stop making up laws that aren't there.

Well, his bizarre claim that no law can stop him from domestic spying without a warrant is nowhere to be found in the text of the Constitution.

It has never been so much as implied to be part of the Consitution by any court in American history.

It is nowhere to be found in any legislation ever passed by Congress, in even the most oblique manner.

Bush apparently makes up brand new laws out of his own head, and pretends that they exist without ever having them passed by Congress or approved by the Supreme Court.

If this is allowed to stand, we are no longer a nation of laws, but a nation of lawlessness.

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