Saturday, June 23, 2007

Don’t Veto, Don’t Obey

I think we should all issue signing statements. Anyone of us knows more about the law than Junior does.

We shall start with the following:

Number 1: We do not recognize the Bush administration as legitimate. This statement stems from the fact that the very Supreme court ruling that put them in the White House was, itself, unconstitutional, in that it applied only to Bush v. Gore and no other case. The Supremes are not suppose to rule on just one single case and not have their ruling apply to all similar ones, because it is their job to rule on the law itself, not individual cases..

So much for the 2000 election.

We won't even get into election 2004, for the moment, but we all know what happened in Ohio and Florida and several Western states.

The point being, we do not recognize the Bush administration as being the legitimate leaders of this country.

Don’t Veto, Don’t Obey - New York Times:

President Bush is notorious for issuing statements taking exception to hundreds of bills as he signs them. This week, we learned that in a shocking number of cases, the Bush administration has refused to enact those laws. Congress should use its powers to insist that its laws are obeyed.

The Government Accountability Office, a nonpartisan arm of Congress, investigated 19 provisions to which Mr. Bush objected. It found that six of them, or nearly a third, have not been implemented as the law requires. The G.A.O. did not investigate some of the most infamous signing statements, like the challenge to a ban on torture. But the ones it looked into are disturbing enough.

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