And so Mr. bush (small "b" intended) once again demonstrates that he believes the executive branch and the president are above the law. Unbelievable? No, it's believable, based on Bush's past actions.
Reread the Declaration of Independence and notice the parallels between the list of grievances against King George III and the list of constitutional violations by the current "king" George wannabe...
Take a look below from the Declaration of Independence (Current administration's transgressions in bold. Which ones have I missed?)--
...Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed... [VOTER FRAUD AND VOTE MACHINE CONSPIRACIES. REFUSING TO GIVE WHITE HOUSE COMMUNICATION RE JUDICIARY FIRINGS TO CONGRESSIONAL COMMITTEES. WITHHOLDING ATTENDEES OF SECRET CHENEY ENERGY MEETINGS. SCOOTER LIBBY PARDON...].
Grievances against King George, from the Declaration of Independence:
He has refuted his Assent to Laws, the most wholesome and necessary for the public good [LYING AND MANIPULATING US INTO A WAR IN IRAQ. WIRETAPPING/SPYING ON USA CITIZENS. CIRCUMVENTING TRIAL BY JURY & LEGAL REPRESENTATION. GUANTANAMO. SCORNING UN AND GENEVA TREATY OBLIGATIONS. TORTURE SCANDALS. MILITARY COMMISSIONS ACT. SUSPENDING HABEAS CORPUS. SIGNING STATEMENTS. REFUSING CONGRESSIONAL REQUESTS FOR INFORMATION, SCOOTER LIBBY PARDON...].
He has endeavoured to prevent the population of these States; for that purpose obstructing the Laws for Naturalization of Foreigners; refusing to pass others to encourage their migrations hither, and raising the conditions of new Appropriations of Lands [IMMIGRATION STALEMATE. WALL ALONG THE MEXICO BORDER].
He has obstructed the Administration of Justice by refusing his Assent to Laws for establishing Judiciary Powers. [PARTISAN SUPREME COURT AND OTHER JUDICIARY NOMINATIONS. FIRING JUDGES IN ORDER TO FURTHER PARTISAN PARTY CONTROL. SCOOTER LIBBY PARDON]
He has made Judges dependent on his Will alone for the tenure of their offices [PARTISAN SUPREME COURT AND OTHER JUDICIARY NOMINATIONS. GONZALES SCANDAL & FIRING JUDGES FOR POLITICAL REASONS AND ADVANTAGE.]...
He has affected to render the Military independent of and superior to the Civil Power [MILITARY TRIALS INSTEAD OF CIVILIAN FOR "SUSPECTED" TERRORISTS". MISLED/LIED COUNTRY INTO IRAQ WAR. PRISONERS IN CUBA AND RENDITION/SECRET PRISONS.].
He has combined with others to subject us to a jurisdiction foreign to our constitution, and unacknowledged by our laws; giving his Assent to their Acts of pretended Legislation [MILITARY TRIALS INSTEAD OF CIVILIAN FOR "SUSPECTED" TERRORISTS". SIGNING STATEMENTS. SCOOTER LIBBY PARDON]:
For cutting off our Trade with all parts of the world [STEEL TARIFFS. REFUSING TO SIGN KYOTO TREATY]:
For depriving us in many cases, of the benefit of Trial by Jury [SUSPENDING THE RIGHT OF HABEAS CORPUS! GUANTANAMO. RENDITION/SECRET PRISONS. MILITARY TRIALS.]:
For transporting us beyond Seas to be tried for pretended offences [GUANTANAMO. RENDITION]:
For abolishing the free System of English Laws in a neighbouring Province, establishing therein an Arbitrary government, and enlarging its Boundaries so as to render it at once an example and fit instrument for introducing the same absolute rule into these Colonies [IRAQ, GUANTANAMO, MILITARY TRIALS, AND...].
For taking away our Charters, abolishing our most valuable Laws and altering fundamentally the Forms of our Governments [WIRETAPPING/SPYING ON USA CITIZENS. CIRCUMVENTING TRIAL BY JURY & LEGAL REPRESENTATION. GUANTANAMO. MILITARY TRIALS. SCORNING UN AND GENEVA TREATY OBLIGATIONS. TORTURE SCANDALS. REPEALING HABEAS CORPUS. RENDITION. SCOOTER LIBBY PARDON...]
He is at this time transporting large Armies of foreign Mercenaries to compleat the works of death, desolation, and tyranny, already begun with circumstances of Cruelty & Perfidy scarcely paralleled in the most barbarous ages, and totally unworthy the Head of a civilized nation [IRAQ, HALLIBURTON. CONTRACT SECURITY COMPANIES IN IRAQ. GUANTANAMO, ABU GRAB, CIA SECRET PRISONS, RENDITION... ]
We have a current way to "Declare our Independence". It's called IMPEACHMENT, and/or voting. Do our congress people have the courage and integrity to uphold their oath? Or they more self-interested?