For Immediate Release. July 4, 2006.
Washington, DC. The President is not above the law. However, according to top Constitutional law scholars David Addington and John Yoo, the law is below the President.
This is the kind of distinction, a fake one, that is obvious to Conservatives, but that Liberals, with their illogical insistance on “the facts” never understand.
In the United States Of America, we have a system of checks and balances. Usually lobbyists write checks, which increase campaign fund balances.
Think about those “totalitarian” states. A guy like Saddam Houssein, or Assad of Syria, or Stalin, or that guy in Korea; that guy makes the law. No checks. No balances. Here in the United States, which is a democratic republic, a people’s republic, the Congress makes the law. The President enforces the law. Now today there’s a crisis, so the President has to choose which laws to enforce, how to enforce them, and who they apply to. And when he has to act fast the President makes the law.
And remember, in those “totalitarian” states the presidents are never elected. President Bush was elected with a clear majority. In 2000 and again in 2004. Not November, 2000 – that one went to Al Gore, but later, in December, 2000. And earlier, in the Republican Party Primaries and Republican Convention. So then in December the Supreme Court voted 5 to 4 to make George W. Bush the 43rd President. It may only have been one vote, but it was more than 10% of the voters.
And Bush was elected again, in 2004. It was close – it almost went to Kerry, but patriots in Ohio took action. They didn’t just vote – multiple times – they got dead people to vote, and they stopped college students, liberals and “people of color” from voting. Those kinds of people – young, poor, inexperienced, liberals; they don’t know enough to vote for the right guy. Voting for them is not a right or a privilege. It would be an exercise in futility. But not allowing them to vote – it gives them something to look forward to, to strive for.
This is the kind of democracy we live in. The Supreme Court elects the President. The Congress agrees with the President, especially in times of war, when as ‘Commander in Chief’ the President wields all the power he needs to get the job done. The Press writes what it’s told to write, what it’s paid to write, or what it makes up. And the people go about their business, try to make ends meet and stay out of trouble.
And that’s why we are winning the war on Terrorism. We toppled Saddam Houssein three years ago. The War in Iraq today is just a mopping up operation. We have bin Laden cornered – he is somewhere south of the North Pole and north of the South Pole, probably on land.
Even the glaciers are on the run.