Once again, the Decider has decided for the umpteenth time (last count was over 800) that he’s not bound by the laws of this country and can do whatever the hell he wants:
WASHINGTON – President Bush this week declared that he has the power to bypass four laws, including a prohibition against using federal funds to establish permanent US military bases in Iraq, that Congress passed as part of a new defense bill.
Bush made the assertion in a signing statement that he issued late Monday after signing the National Defense Authorization Act for 2008. In the signing statement, Bush asserted that four sections of the bill unconstitutionally infringe on his powers, and so the executive branch is not bound to obey them. Bush Asserts Bogus Authority Claim
More proof that we have a Dictator (who’s also a rather lousy Decider). He’s right, it’s just a goddamned piece of paper, no point in pretending anymore. We should start a bonfire with it under the Liberty Bell and celebrate the demise of the Republic with roasted marshmellows and hotdogs. What could be more American then that?
Anybody want to bet that our weak-kneed and cowed Congress won’t do a damned thing except bluster (again)? Still think we have a lawful government? Still think (s)Election 2008 is going to make a whit of difference?
I know I’m ranting, but this shit has got to stop, because it basically means we have absolutely NO control whatsoever over our government (both sides). And if we have no control, then what do we have? We have a Dictatorship with a complicit Congress.
I won’t post that smirking monkey’s picture here, or his evil twin.