Thursday, June 08, 2006

Either obey, or get impeached

Now, he is going too far. When a bill goes before the President to sign into law, he signs, every time (no veto during Dubya's term), and then he ignores it. So far, George W. Bush has ignored more than 750 laws he had signed personally. He says he has the "power" to set aside any statute passed by Congress when it conflicts with "his interpretation of the Constitution". He says he gets his power because he is the "Commander in Chief". No wonder Attorney General Alberto Gonzales thinks the way he thinks.

Just like Gonzales, I want to teach you a valuable lesson on doing your job. This lesson is called "Constitution 101". The Constitution, the document where you took an oath to "preserve, protect, and defend" it before taking office. First, let's go to the preamble. The preamble said, in part, "We the People...do ordain and establish this Constitution". In other words, we (the people) created the Constitution. In the beginning of Art. I, it said, "All legislative Powers herein granted shall be vested in a Congress". In the beginning of Art. II, it said, "The executive Power shall be vested in a President" (that's you, George). And in the beginning of Art. III, it said, "The judicial Power of the United States shall be vested in one supreme Court". In other words, the Constitution created the legislature, the executive, and the justices--i.e., the government. The legislature makes the law, the executive enforces the law, and the judiciary interprets the law. The Constitution doesn't give the government (i.e., Congress) the authority to delegate powers to someone else (e.g., to declare war to the President, and to coin money to the private, for-profit Federal Reserve), or specially forbid state legislatures to completely abolish what is demanded in the Constitution (e.g., to make those Federal Reserve fiat-paper notes as "legal tender"). George W. Bush, as President, as the Commander in Chief, as "the Decider!"; his "interpretation of the Constitution" means nothing. Only justices interpret the law. The President only enforces the law; that's it, end of story. This is called "checks-and-balances". And this last sentence reminds me of the most important reason why we need the Constitution. With the Constitution's three separate but competing branches of government, checks and balances, and adding the Bill of Rights before ratification, the underlining principle behind the Constitution is the greatest threat of the people's liberty and prosperity is within our own government.

If we (the people) created the Constitution, I can safely say we have power over the Constitution. And thus, if the Constitution created the government, the Constitution has power over the government. Looking at the chain-of-command, if the people have power over the Constitution, and the Constitution has power over the government, then the people will have power over the government, not the other way around, as the elected officials always have claimed. There is no other way to explain the Constitution than this.

President Bush, you work for me, not the other way around. I don't work for you, you work, when working as the president, for me, the people. Do you understand the principles of being an American President? You obey the Constitution, not (in George's own words) the Constitution is "just a g--d---ed piece of paper!". An ordinary civilian can say that, but you, Mr. President, the Commander in Chief; the Constitution is the alpha and the omega! If you don't change your mindset, you don't deserve to hold that office.

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