Monday, December 19, 2005

At the Brink of Tyranny

Constitutional lawyer Glenn Goldman Greenwald provides a comprehensive, annotated, and accurate comparison of how Mr. Bush's extraordinary confession Saturday morning compares with the fundmental principle of checks-and-balances on every branch of government, including the Executive, which the Founding Fathers embedded in the U.S. Constitution, as revealed by the writings of John Jay, James Madison, and Alexander Hamilton in the Federalist Papers.

About that and Mr. Bush's confession, Goldman Greenwald concludes:
"If the President is allowed to get away with secretly decreeing that he can violate the law and then doing exactly that, then there really are no remaining checks on Executive power -- and we have, without hyperbole, arrived at the very definition of tyranny."
If you're not familiar with the expressed chief purpose of our Founding Fathers in drafting the Constitution as they did, Goldman Greenwald has done the research for you -- and added the latest affirmation of that purpose authored by Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia. Read it here.

Correction

Thanks to commenter Debs-LA for the correction on Mr. Greenwald's name.

2 comments:

Debs-LA said...

His name is actually Glenn Greenwald, not Goldman - but you`re right, it`s a great post.

Anonymous said...

why don't you get your own blogsite and quit using PBRLA. You might call it the anti-Bush blog, or Democratic Party Blog.