Tuesday, January 03, 2006

Bush's 2005: A lawbreaker in the Oval Office

Atrios looks back at 2005 in this important post:

2005 was the year that the president of the United States declared proudly that he had broken the law repeatedly and with full intention, that he had the power to do so whenever he wanted to, and that he would continue to do so whenever he determined it to be desirable. This declaration was met with basic approval from much of the beltway chattering classes, prominent libertarian bloggers, and just about every small government conservative...

2005 was the year the president declared he was the law, and few of our elite opinion makers and shapers bothered to notice, or care.

Make sure to read the whole thing.


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  • I'm reminded of the Ben Franklin quote: “Any society that would give up a little liberty to gain a little security will deserve neither and lose both.”

    It seems apt to describe the current state of things in America. The President has proudly admitted to using executive power to commit crimes which seriously infringe on people's privacy for the sake of national security. It's the age-old call of the oppressor.

    Maybe now that the political malaise, that is the holiday season, is over, Americans will start demanding consequences for these actions. Particularly, I would like to see Conservatives rise above partisanship and uphold Conservative principles which would offer an even more stinging critique of this gov't then complaints from the Democrats which are often just as suceptible to partisanship.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 1:16 PM  

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