Tuesday, August 02, 2005

Destroying America

Destroying America
Aug 2, 2005, 07:39
Capitol Hill Blue

President George W. Bush’s recess appointment of ethically-challenged John Bolton as the new ambassador to the United Nations is a typical act of arrogant defiance from a man who believes he should be all-powerful and the checks and balances built into the U.S. Constitution are expendable when they conflict with his political agenda.

Bush’s decision to bypass the Senate and challenge their authority to “advise and consent” on the Bolton appointment is just another assault on the Constitution and the freedoms it should guarantee.

Sadly, like his other blatant attempts to shred the Constitution and destroy the freedoms of America, he will probably get away with it.

Bush declared war on the Constitution from the beginning, starting with his appointment of former Missouri Senator John Ashcroft as his attorney general. Ashcroft, a bible-thumping zealot who got slapped down repeatedly by the Missouri Supreme Court for ignoring that state’s Constitution while serving as governor, was so inept he lost re-election to a dead man – just the kind of qualifications to fit into the Bush administration.

Ashcroft set out immediately to ignore Constitutional guarantees of personal privacy by declaring a war on pornography, prosecuting a Missouri couple who sold sex education tapes in their video store. A jury tossed out the case, as juries and judges have done with 95 percent of the cases that Ashcroft launched during is tenure as AG.....