Thursday, August 16, 2007

Bush Says Warrantless Wiretapping Cannot Be Questioned.

I am not sure George W. Bush understands where he lives, or is it we who don't. Either he is wrong, or our country has changed in stunning ways, all in a very short time. This past Monday Bush ratcheted up his theory of a unitary executive, one in which the Courts and Congress are subservient to him. The American we know and love has three equal branches of government, serving as checks and balances on each other.

Wired magazine reports how Bush announced Monday, that heretofore no one may challenge Bush's edict that warrantless wiretaps are unconstitutional. He does so under the auspices of a "we are at war" justification. However, this is an elective war, not one to really defend America.

What then, of elective war undertaken to enrich companies, such as Hailburton, Bechtel, Blackwater, and various oil companies? Here's the question: May Bush decree unto himself the right to enslave our military as security staff for enriching corporate America? Obviously, he can. Congress has let him so far. It's 11 PM for Congress? Do they know where their Constitution is? As for the US Supreme Court, it might as well go home.

It is also time to hold the Republican Party accountable for the mess it has made of the country. Congressional Republicans are obstructing true accountability. The stable of Republican presidential wannabes show no sign of intelligent life. They will bring us more of same. And the administration finds new reasons every day for Americans to shake our heads and say, "How did one man (the President) and a small cabal of ideologues bring so much damage to this country?"