Thursday, July 26, 2007

make no mistake

this white house considers the Constitution to be irrelevant. They view it as akin to an op-ed piece with which they disagree. Merely advisory, and bad advice at that.

Josh Marshall:

Without going into all the specifics, I think we are now moving into a situation where the White House, on various fronts, is openly ignoring the constitution, acting as though not just the law but the constitution itself, which is the fundamental law from which all the statutes gain their force and legitimacy, doesn't apply to them.

If that is allowed to continue, the defiance will congeal into precedent. And the whole structure of our system of government will be permanently changed.

Whether because of prudence and pragmatism or mere intellectual inertia, I still have the same opinion on the big question: impeachment. But I think we're moving on to dangerous ground right now, more so than some of us realize. And I'm less sure now under these circumstances that operating by rules of 'normal politics' is justifiable or acquits us of our duty to our country.


TXsharon said...

Where the flying f*ck has that dumb f*cker been?

"...we are now moving..."

Dude, we are in full blown wiping ass on the Constitution mode and have been for...oh, maybe a couple of years now.

Well shit, I guess I should be glad he's finally coming around.

TXsharon said...

I'm putting this here so you won't miss it.

John Kerry on Daily Kos