Thursday, October 19, 2006

Think about this

From the Air Force Times:
Bush says he may ignore new war-funding law

“The executive branch shall construe these provisions in a manner consistent with the President’s constitutional authority to supervise the unitary executive branch and to recommend for the consideration of the Congress such measures as the President deems necessary and expedient.”

Congressional aides said that appears to mean the president will decide whether or not he must comply with the provisions.
How can we have an allegedly constitutional government when the President repeatedly decides if he wants to follow the law or not. Who has to follow the law? Me? You? Your cat?

I realize that very astute bloggers, and I include Glenn Greenwald in that group, have parsed this over and over again. But this massive contradiction at the very center of our governmental process can't go on. It has to either lead to chaos (probable), or redemption (unlikely).

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