Jul 22, 2008 12:17 AM GMT
Rove, Bolton(I believe I got the name right)and Miers who refused to ahow up even after being supeaoned for their testimony on the Plame outing case, claiming some privilege through bush, and just last week DOJ-Mukasey asked bush to claim executive privilege to avoid himself or cheney having to turn over FBI interviews of cheney re: the outing of Valerie Plame. (Mukasey is treating bush/cheney as if they are clients he is charged to protect, he is supposed to represent the 3rd power in our government which was meant to be "separate" along with congress/the senate, under this separation of powers the executive (president), the Dept of Justice (DOJ)and congress/senate for the purpose of checks and balances to keep any "executive" from claiming power over the others) This act is a very dangerous sign of how our government has traveled away from our constitution. Another major issue is that bush has refused to provide a copy of or discuss his/cheney's Continuity of Government plans with the appropriate body/committee in Congress. ( most governments have a plan in case of major catastrophe's/war/ death of the President and etc.) bush has one but refuses to divulge what is in it, and it is congress place to review it and approve it, so basicly bush/cheney have here a "secret law" that could take over if bush deems a national emergency has taken place. Supposedly this is to pre-empt the contitution and other powers such as congress, so is in itself against the constitution just by the fact that bush won't share it. If this is allowed to stand without any action by congress or the senate, it sets precedent for the future, so how dare we not put a stop to these obvious challenges to the separation of powers??? What should be done??? I don't think we really have the luxury of just sweeping it under the table without action. At some point Congress/the Senate, and the Judicial will have to re-exert their proper place of power under our constitution, or accept this new way of doing things. Would you republicans want Obama (if elected) to conduct his administration in such a way? Where do we go from here?