Monday, January 09, 2006

A History of Disregarding the Law

President Bush has yet to veto a law. He doesn't need to, because he views himself as above any law passed by Congress.

Bush will sign a law, and then issue a statement that he may ignore it.

Presidents have done it since Reagan, but King George has done it more than the other three put together. In effect, the Executive is unchecked by the Legislature, and the Legislature is unchecked by the Executive.

Is it any wonder we have domestic spying, torture, and wanton Congressional spending?

Says Weldon at BTC News
The upshot of this is that until someone gets around to challenging the White House, Congress is just an advisory body with the authority to dole out bucketloads of cash. For now, we have a coup.

Via Atrios.

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