Tuli Can't Stop Talking

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Sunday, December 11, 2005

It is Just a Piece of Paper!

Many of the folks on the President’s list for SCOTUS and in this administration believe in dismissing the “Parchment Regime.” They believe that the U.S. Constitution is merely a piece of paper. They do not believe in its legitimacy. They believe that all law comes from a “Higher Being.”

This totally contradicts the “Higher Law of the Land,” the U. S. Constitution, which embraces and codifies the separation of Church and State.

Jill has a recount of a conversation in which the president, who has sworn to uphold this piece of parchment.

She is right in that this comes from Capital Blue, but Thompson has been right too many times to discount his report.

Here is her post:

Saturday, December 10, 2005

"It's just a goddamned piece of paper"

OK, sure, it's Capitol Hill Blue again, but consider George W. Bush's remarks about how he'd rather be a dictator, and consider also his penchant for thinking "l'état, c'est moi" before dismissing it out of hand:

Last month, Republican Congressional leaders filed into the Oval Office to meet with President George W. Bush and talk about renewing the controversial USA Patriot Act.

Several provisions of the act, passed in the shell shocked period immediately following the 9/11 terrorist attacks, caused enough anger that liberal groups like the American Civil Liberties Union had joined forces with prominent conservatives like Phyllis Schlafly and Bob Barr to oppose renewal.

GOP leaders told Bush that his hardcore push to renew the more onerous provisions of the act could further alienate conservatives still mad at the President from his botched attempt to nominate White House Counsel Harriet Miers to the Supreme Court.

“I don’t give a goddamn,” Bush retorted. “I’m the President and the Commander-in-Chief. Do it my way.”

“Mr. President,” one aide in the meeting said. “There is a valid case that the provisions in this law undermine the Constitution.”

“Stop throwing the Constitution in my face,” Bush screamed back. “It’s just a goddamned piece of paper!”

I’ve talked to three people present for the meeting that day and they all confirm that the President of the United States called the Constitution “a goddamned piece of paper.”

Mr. President, you swore on the Bible you pretend to hold so dear to uphold and defend the Constitution of the United States. If you think it's just a "goddamned piece of paper", then perhaps you ought to step down. If not, then it's time to think about impeachment for violation of your oath of office -- a violation far more sever than accepting a sexual favor from a woman of legal age.

(hat tip: "Radical Russ" at Pam's House Blend)

This would explain a lot of what is going on with this administration these days. It would also explain the comments made by a Senior White House official to Ron Suskind in October stating that the White House and Bush create their own reality and dismissing those of us in what they quaintly refer to as the Reality-based community.

Now who needs the tin foil hat?


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