Monday, January 29, 2007

An American Tradition

From the Drudge Report:

"NYT LEAD TUESDAY: Bush executive order gives president much greater control over rules to regulate public health, safety, environment, civil rights, privacy, other issues... "

I don't know if this will actually be a lead in the NYT or not... but I am confident it will be a story somewhere tomarrow. And as such... let me take a moment to discuss it.

Lets go back... Raise your hand if you no what gives the Supreme Court the Power of Judicial Review.

Judicial Review is not a power granted that branch of government. Its not listed in the Constitution. SCOTUS granted itself that power.

Now... tell me... If SCOTUS can grant itself powers... why then can the President grant himself powers? Why can't Congress?

The fact is power is not created in a vacuum. Power is a zero sum game. If you gain some, then you took it from someone else. That's how it works.

So... when you read about this story... ask yourself... who did the President take this power from? Did they give their consent? Were they even consulted?

Consider all of this... the next time you start to tell your friends about this being a country of law.

This is NOT a country of law and order. Its a country of power. Its not the Republic of Rome. Its the Empire... and I hope it quickly meets the same well deserved fate.

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