Monday, July 23, 2007

I am the law, and the law is secret.

I wrote the other day about Bush's directive giving himself nearly unlimited dictatorial powers following an "emergency" but now it seems that my horror was not at all excessive because there is a section of that directive the administration deems too secret for anyone to see: even if you are a US Congressman on the Homeland Security Committee with the power and duty to see it.
"Maybe the people who think there's a conspiracy out there are right,'' said Congressman Peter DeFazio . D-Oregon after his request to examine the classified sections of the May 9th Presidential Directive.
Imagine a President writing law under an authority he grants himself. Imagine that the law gives him unlimited power when he decides and for as long as he decides and imagine that the lawmaking branch of government is forbidden to see it. No, don't imagine it, it's true.

Will these last two months be seen by future historians as the turning point; the cliff American Democracy fell over, the beginning of an American Dictatorship? Who can call this conjecture irresponsible in light of a President's declaration by fiat that he has the power to be an absolute ruler when he decides it's necessary, that he can destroy anyone who gets in the way and now that we can't even have an elected representative inspect the documents?

Now what is the difference between a president with unlimited power that may not be challenged and may not even be examined and a dictator?

9 comments:

Intellectual Insurgent said...

Those guys are going to pull a false flag operation soon. They're preparing for something, getting all their ducks in a row.

Reign of Reason said...

I agree...

Something is likely to happen in the fall...

I put nothing past these people.

Capt. Fogg said...

I will be amazed if we don't have an "emergency" sometime around the next election.

I've been expecting this entire scenario to unwind for years. It's easy to predict what Bush will do - just ask yourself what would Hitler do. . .

mrsleep said...

Start impeachment proceedings now, and also rewrite this secret executive power law.

I hope for all our sakes no "event" happens.

d.K. said...

I have faith our military would never allow it, but then again, I'm an optimist, and I've been wrong many times before.

Intellectual Insurgent said...

Hopefully you are right but, more and more, our military is being trained to take on the populace. They are trained to fight US.

Capt. Fogg said...

That's why I got upset when Bush set aside Posse Comitatus - but of course he's got his mercenaries who aren't bound by any such things anyway.

Even so, the prospect of a military coup happening in the US; needing to happen in the US, simply makes me sick

d.K. said...

Point taken.

Reign of Reason said...

At this point I would welcome it...

Many, if not most, high-ranking military officers at least have a brain - which is more than can be said about emperor chimp.

There are a few bible-thumping holier-than-tho types, but I think the majority are disgusted with what's going on.