Wednesday, July 30, 2008
president has monarchal powers!?!
One of the more important things to happen while I was away were the hearings on Bush abuse of powers (impeachment hearing; which is going nowhere fast). The person who perked up my ears in dismay the most was smart-alacky talk-down -to-you Jeremy Rabkin. He was requested by the Republicans to be there.
He argued that during a time of war the president has monarchal powers. In other words during this time of endless war against a nameless faceless foe called terrorists the president has all the powers of a dictator. That's not consistent with the America I know and love. While the clip I could find doesn't have Rabkin saying that it is a good representation of the disrespectful contempt the fascist lovers hold all the rest of us.
Hearing on Limits of Executive Power: Lamar Smith
Bruce Fein was his typical articulate self...
Bruce Fein opening statement
more from Fein...
Vincent Bugliosi (the prosecutor who sent Manson and his family away) was exceedingly passionate.
more from Bugliosi on wmd's...
the architects of the day...
Rep. Robert Wexler
Rep. Denis Kuncinch
Bush/Cheney impeached then tried for war crimes; NOW ALL READY!!!
preemptive attack on thought !?!
nation of laws; not men
When Democracy Failed: The Warnings of History
by Thom Hartmann