Wednesday, January 18, 2006

Al Gore Reads My Blog

Second, the Attorney General's attempt to cite a previous administration's activity as precedent for theirs - even though factually wrong - ironically demonstrates another reason why we must be so vigilant about their brazen disregard for the law. If unchecked, their behavior would serve as a precedent to encourage future presidents to claim these same powers, which many legal experts in both parties believe are clearly illegal.

What Bush is claiming goes right to the heart of the Constitution, and requires a serious response. To let it go is not an option. Consider what else Jefferson had to say about a little rebellion:
I hold it that a little rebellion now and then is a good thing, and as necessary in the political world as storms in the physical. Unsuccessful rebellions, indeed, generally establish the encroachments on the rights of the people which have produced them.
What happens when we don't bother holding any kind of rebellion at all? Bush must be impeached, because his encroachments must not stand.

Of course he says it more succinctly, and he's calling for investigations and oversight, not impeachment ... but I said it first! Okay, so Jefferson said it first. Please, may I have my moment?

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