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Sunday, December 18, 2005

Conservative Activists

Talk about rewriting the Constitution. Damn. These GOP types spend so much time grumbling about those liberal judges re-defining the Constitution you'd think ELIMINATING IT ENTIRELY would be sort of outside their comfort zone.

In a series of opinions examining various legal questions arising after September 11, we have examined the scope of the President's Commander-in-Chief power. . . . Foremost among the objectives committed by the Constitution to [the President's] trust. As Hamilton explained in arguing for the Constitution's adoption, "because the circumstances which may affect the public safety" are "not reducible within certain limits, it must be admitted, as a necessary consequence, that there can be no limitation of that authority, which is to provide for the defense and safety of the community, in any manner essential to its efficacy."

. . . [The Constitution's] sweeping grant vests in the President an unenumerated Executive power . . . The Commander in Chief power and the President's obligation to protect the Nation imply the ancillary powers necessary to their successful exercise.
I guess they're thinking we have to destroy the country in order to save it. Heck, why not!?!?

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