Monday, May 01, 2006

Bush challenges hundreds of laws
President cites powers of his office
President Bush has quietly claimed the authority to disobey more than 750 laws enacted since he took office, asserting that he has the power to set aside any statute passed by Congress when it conflicts with his interpretation of the Constitution.

I'd have hoped we would openly discuss this before we hit number seven hundred and fifty. Call me crazy (or uncivil or loony or angry).

(Via Glenn Greenwald)

Update: Even if Bush was some benevolent dude (which he isn't), it would still be stunningly bad for the country to have all these signing statements lying around, just waiting for someone worse than Bush to use them. All the more reason for a Truth and Reconciliation commission in this country, to get all of this out in the open.


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