Saturday, July 25, 2009

The Constitution is Only a Piece of Paper

Why am I not surprised? The NY Times has reported that Cheney urged Bush to deploy the military to arrest a group of terror suspects in New York. Fortunately, Bush used his head for once and decided against it. The constitution and the Posse Comitatus Act of 1878 prohibit the use of the military in a law enforcement role. Should Bush have decided in favor of the Dark Side, we would have been yet another step closer to the police state that Cheney and some of Bush's minions apparently envisioned.

What a relief to have that group out of power! It seems that the revelations continue to come out about the abuses of power from the Bush White House. One has to wonder how much more there is to know and whether we will ever know the entire story. One thing for certain, we need to watch the GOP very closely as it continues to spout racism and violence and build its rhetoric toward the next election. There are some very scary people in charge of that party at the moment. People like Cantor, DeMint, Bachman, Palin, Gingrich and the list goes on and on. These people make strange and scary comments almost daily.

It seems that to most of the Republican leadership over the last eight plus years, the Constitution is only a piece of paper fit to be trod upon and should take a back seat to partisan politics. Oddly, the GOP has accused the current administration of abusing the Constitution, but they have no leg to stand on. The abuses of the last administration, however, are well documented and will continue to be revealed for years to come.

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