‘…no hereditary Kings in America’
Saturday August 19th 2006, 8:41 am

no more Kings GeorgeUS District Court Judge Anna Diggs Taylor has ruled the Bush Administration’s warrantless NSA wiretapping program unconstitutional, commenting:

… the Office of the Chief Executive has itself been created, with its powers, by the Constitution. There are no hereditary Kings in America and no powers not created by the Constitution. So all ‘inherent powers’ must derive from that Constitution.

King George yet declares himself above the law, asserting the right to ignore more than 750 laws via ‘signing statements.’

The judiciary may well have shut down His Highness on the warrantless NSA wiretaps issue, but there’s frankly not enough time left in Bush’s (unelected) second term to reverse all his monarchistic actions.

-weez


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The spineless Arlen Spector said he would propose legislation to outlaw the signing statements. We haven’t seen it yet, though it was promised for last month.

I can’t wait to see the signing statement on that Bill.

Comment by sozzy 08.21.06 @ 2:04 am

Signing statements that indicate that the president won’t enforce the law ought to be patently illegal. If the Constitution doesn’t give the chief executive the right to ignore the law, the act is nothing short of an edict from a monarch. Too many US politicians are like a Ford Pinto with mag wheels- all huff and puff, no money shot.

Comment by weez 08.21.06 @ 8:10 am

[...] Americans have had a gutful of His Highness. [...]

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