Posts Tagged ‘constitution’

Constitution? What Constitution?

Thursday, March 12th, 2009

I just stumbled across Scott Horton’s article in Harpers discussing the the John Yoo memos crafted to “enhance” the power of the George W. Bush presidency.  Where by enhance I of course mean “grant dictatorial powers to” by, among other things, repealing age-old nuggets like the Posse Comitatus Act.

The included MSNBS video is particularly interesting:


So to sum up my understanding thus far: For eight years we’ve harbored a questionably elected president, one who launched the country into an illegal war — a war founded entirely on fabricated evidence and funded with borrowed recession dollars — who then parlayed his concocted, ongoing international wartime crisis into an excuse to apply philosophical jujitsu to an already tattered Constitution.

Nice.

Okay, seriously, if you want to do something about this, please urge Attorney General Eric Holder to appoint a Special Prosecutor. Here’s another online petition, not unlike the one from last week.