Bush Gets It Right

Maximum Leader Bush finally gets it right:

“Mr. President,” one aide in the meeting said. “There is a valid case that the provisions in [the PATRIOT Act] undermine the Constitution.”

“Stop throwing the Constitution in my face,” Bush screamed back. “It’s just a goddamned piece of paper!”

Correct, which is why you have no just authority.

13 thoughts on “Bush Gets It Right”

  1. We’re in deep shit … even Scalia (who should really know better) in the linked Thompson article is quoted as saying:

    �We can take away rights just as we can grant new ones,� Scalia warns. �Don’t think that it’s a one-way street.�

    Grant? Grant!?!?!? The Constitution and the Bill of Rights grant nothing, they *recognize* inalienable (look up the definition of the word) rights that everyone already posses. Always have and always will whether some government idiot pens something to paper that says otherwise.

  2. I think Scalia is probably referring to the judicial practice of discovering new unenumerated rights, such as the constitutional right to engage in sodomy (q.v. Lawrence v. Texas from 2003).

    But, again, whether or not the Constitution recognises my rights or not has no bearing on what they are.

  3. I’m highly skeptical that the quote is legitimate. But even if true his behavior is more sensible than Doug Thompson who thinks the Constitution is legitimate.

    I’m also not fond of calling these people things like “Maximum Leader Bush”. “President Bush” or “Senator Clinton” convey more precisely how bad things are.

  4. I’m highly skeptical that the quote is legitimate.

    says Kennedy.

    No, no, it’s entirely authentic. In fact, here’s a photo of the meeting. Note Bush to the left, and friend, explaining the Constitution to a Senator.

  5. My take on Scalia’s comment was that he was criticising the implications of the ‘living breathing document’ interpertation of the constitution rather than celebrating them.

    I do, however find it fascinating that Mr Bush after swearing an oath to defend that piece of paper dismisses it so easily. I wonder which other vows he treats so cavalierly.

  6. That is official policy, though you’re far more likely to get nitpicked to death if you link with praise than if you link with critical opinions. Criticism never bothers me but praise from someone who just doesn’t get it annoys me.

    The good news is that at this point we’ve got the praise problem almost licked.

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