craigwhite at azapple.com
Tue Jan 1 00:43:00 UTC 2008
On Mon, 2007-12-31 at 16:32 -0600, Les Mikesell wrote:
> > You could say the same of the US consitution.
> > After all why should the president not be able to cancel elections,
> > interfere with his freedom to innovate foreign policy.
> Be careful what you suggest... The constitution hasn't stopped the
> administration from creating a special class of people who are
> to invade privacy with no balancing oversight. I'd expect them to be
> using any information they collect to suit their own agenda.
It isn't up to the constitution to stop the administration from doing
anything. The constitution stipulates 3 purportedly co-equal branches of
our government (the executive, legislative and judicial) to provide the
checks and balances. Therefore, it's mostly the responsibility of the
legislative branch to assert themselves and thus far, they have
abdicated, undoubtedly for reasons far too complex to reasonably dissect
The entire analogy has lost it's way.
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