Hang on America! We are in for a very bumpy ride. (h/t) Betty Davis
Monday, July 9, 2007.
What if the worst happens?
What if Bush Defies Congress, which he certainly intends to do, over the Senate Judiciary Committee Subpoenas regarding Attorney-gate?
The whole matter will go to court
Bush intends to claim executive privilege. A claim of executive privilege is moot if a crime is being investigated. All Congress has to do is argue that it is reasonable to believe, given the evidence in the public domain, that Mr. Bush has committed or is committing a crime. The second certainly lends a certain exigency to the matter, eh?
However, if Bush's new Supreme Court rules in his favor, after evidence has been presented that Bush has committed a most egregious abuse of power, by politicizing the DOJ (a crime, under the law), we are, from that moment, a lawless nation.
This goes to the very bedrock of our constitution and founding principles: Three co-equal branches of government and congressional over-right of the executive. Our founder's worst nightmare was an unaccountable executive, run amok, and that will be exactly what we will have if the SCOTUS rules against Congress.
Actually, we have been a lawless nation for sometime, but the SCOTUS hasn't yet made it official.
If it does, we are headed for a revolution. It is only a matter of how and when.
....And The Truth Shall Set Us Free