Thursday, January 04, 2007


I Can So Open Your Mail if I Want!

Does the President have a kind of “King’s X” that enables him to take whatever powers he wants (or is told to take)? If I remember right, there were several squabbles in England over the powers the king took that rightly belonged to Parliament; the King lost, severely.

Since it’s pretty obvious that Bush knows as much about history as he does about the number of galaxies in the universe, he believes he is above the law. Was it John Adams who said America is a nation of laws, not a nation of men? Bush doesn’t understand this, and that makes him dangerous—and that he can’t seem to learn or change makes him even more dangerous.

And, he's served us with warning—several times, now—that he's going to do any damn' thing he wants to do when it comes to violating the Constitution.

New York Daily News -
W pushes envelope on U.S. spying

Thursday, January 4th, 2007

WASHINGTON - President Bush has quietly claimed sweeping new powers to open Americans' mail without a judge's warrant, the Daily News has learned.

The President asserted his new authority when he signed a postal reform bill into law on Dec. 20. Bush then issued a "signing statement" that declared his right to open people's mail under emergency conditions.

That claim is contrary to existing law and contradicted the bill he had just signed, say experts who have reviewed it.

Bush's move came during the winter congressional recess and a year after his secret domestic electronic eavesdropping program was first revealed. It caught Capitol Hill by surprise.

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