Wednesday, August 03, 2005

Constitution? We don't need no stinking Constitution!

Well Bush decided to disregard the Constitution and appoint Bolton to the U.N.

This appointment isn't surprising but it is a blatant abuse of power.

First, let me start off by saying that ANY recess appointment, that is done to subvert the authority of Senate, is against the Constitution and is complete bullshit.

I don’t care who does it or what party that person belongs to. Recess appointments were intended for EMERGENCY appointments when Congress is not in session--not to stop the Senate from doing it’s fucking job.

I’m sick of these politicians shitting on our Constitution.

Here is the recess appointment clause:

Clause 3: The President shall have Power to fill up all Vacancies that may happen during the Recess of the Senate, by granting Commissions which shall expire at the End of their next Session.

Read the first sentence carefully…"The President shall have Power to fill up all Vacancies that may happen during the Recess of the Senate."

The clause is clearly refering to vacancies that happen during the recess.

The clause was intended for emergency type circumstances; when it is urgent that the position be filled and the Senate was on recess.

It was not intended to be used the way it has been by both the Democrats and Republicans. They have both abused their power.

Face it, both parties are corrupt; but the current Republican party is just drunk with power. If you ask me, the time for vigliante justice is nearing. Our government become more and more authoritarian each and everyday. Slipping into a democratically disguised, totalitarian rule we are...


Blogger Kevin said...

Yup! I completely agree.

What's interesting is that Bush claims to be a strict constructionist when it comes to the constitution.

9:13 AM  
Blogger The Disenfranchised Voter said...

It is interesting. What I find is that most "strict constructionists" are really only "constructionists" when it comes to issues that being a constructionist benefits them.

4:26 PM  
Blogger Kevin said...

Ha! Good point.

5:56 PM  
Blogger The Cobra said...

Nice post sir. some harsh words and pointed accussations that I'm not sure I completely go along with. Nevertheless, you are correct when you say that Bolton's approval was a blatant abuse of power. I agree with your point about vacancies that happen during recess.

I think it is important to mention that while his appointment is a slap in the face to our democracy that the American Citizen tries so hard to protect by oppressing it on the Middle east, I think the bigger issue is: "who cares?"

The average citizen doesn't know John Bolton, doesn't know that there was a vacancy in the UN, doesn't realize the backlash that Bolton's appointment will create, doesn't understand the purpose or the practices of the UN, doesn't realize that Bolton's approval was anything out of the ordinary because Hell, he's presidnet of the UNITED STATES! he can do ANYthing...

I think this is the bigger issue: the complete and utter lack of political activism that has swept the nation. I think the blog community as a whole has seen this and I think, moreso, that a generation (ours) is rising up to take the reigns where our parents' generation let them slip by the wayside and allowed the Great Carriage of Democracy to be led by a horse whose eyes have been equipped with blinders so that his path, as narrow as it is, won't be disturbed by all that other business taking place in the world.

11:37 AM  

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