Wednesday, March 21, 2007

More Bullpuckey From The Right

Two items here. The first is the resistance to Bush's minions being put under oath in regards to the firing of 8 US attorneys from the Justice Department. I find it interesting that this so-called traditional values camp, one of those values being honesty, is so afraid of going under oath. It's almost as if they have something to hide. And were this a petty issue like a blow-job, maybe I could understand that.

But this issue is about the rule of law. Something that Republicnas apparently only like as a catch phrase. The rule of law is the people's business Mr. Bush. Your resistance to it flies in the face of your own Constitutional oath. Your efforts to control what the Senate learns, or how it learns it is obstruction of justice. But I don't suppose that's anything new as we can venture back to the deliberate lies that came forth in the 2003 State of the Union address as I have mentioned in another post.

Ah yes, the criminalization of politics. The Republicans are becoming masters at it.

The second issue is the bill introduced by John Shadegg(R) of Arizona, a "rule of law" bill, wants to make sure that Congress attaches a Constitutional validation to every bill. This will supposedly make Congress accountable. I wonder where John Shadegg was when the Patriot Act was passed. Or the Military Commissions Act of 2006. Both of those flat out contradict the Constitution. Both were penned and presented by a Republican Congress. And Mr. Shadegg voted for Passage of both of them. So where was the rule of law then?

This posturing by the Republicans is a vain attempt to cover their butts in what is widely and quickly becoming obvious to all as a n administration that doesn't care a whit about the law. They are using their positions to not only line their own pockets (ala Tom Delay, Duke Cunningham, and Bob Ney), but to abuse the law in the efforts to promote their own ideology (ala Scooter Libby and the two recent apologies by Alberto Gonzalez).

An ideology that Americans rejected last November. So let the subpoenas fly. Americans want justice, and expect if from those who ostensibly rule. It is after all, one of the primary reasons we established the Constitution.


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