Saturday :: Dec 24, 2005

Bush Broke the Law

by Mary

What the spying on Americans case boils down to:

Anyone can read FISA and see that it makes it a crime to do what Bush did. That is just fact. The only question then is whether the President has the right to SECRETY VIOLATE criminal laws. That is the only real question, and I don't care how many law professors slowly rub their bears and pull their hair out trying to show how nuanced and careful they are. The answer in the United States is clear and it is that nobody can violate the criminal law, including George Bush.

If he thought the law was invalid, he could have asked a court to say that. That's what Harry Truman did (and lost and then abided by the court ruling). But Bush broke the law over and over SECRETLY, and now that he got caught, he has lawyers, like every criminal does, to say that he did nothing wrong.

Should this be an impeachable offense? I guess it comes down to what you believe should happen when the President swears to the following:

"I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will faithfully execute the office of President of the United States, and will to the best of my ability, preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States."

And to uphold the laws as stated in Article 2, Section 3 of the Constitution:

...he shall take Care that the Laws be faithfully executed....

You know we live in strange times when blowjobs are considered worse than the blatant breaking of the law by the President.

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