Wednesday, May 02, 2007

In Order to Save Our Country, We Have to Destroy Our Country

Thomas Sowell, encouraging his fellow thirty-percenters to keep drinking the Kool-Aid:

When I see the worsening degeneracy in our politicians, our media, our educators, and our intelligentsia, I can’t help wondering if the day may yet come when the only thing that can save this country is a military coup.

In the Wall Street Journal, Harvey Mansfield tells us that the President is in fact above the law:

In stormy times, the rule of law may seem to require the prudence and force that law, or present law, cannot supply, and the executive must be strong.

If you think I'm reading him wrong, be advised that the title of his article is: "The Case for the Strong Executive: Under some circumstances, the rule of law must yield to the need for energy."

Which circumstances he leaves up to us to guess. As long as it's 'stormy.'

And in todays New York Times, a senior administration official tells us that they had their fingers crossed when they agreed to stop the warrantless wiretapping in January.

But on Tuesday, the senior officials, including Michael McConnell, the new director of national intelligence, said they believed that the president still had the authority under Article II of the Constitution to once again order the N.S.A. to conduct surveillance inside the country without warrants.

During a hearing Tuesday of the Senate Intelligence Committee, Mr. McConnell was asked by Senator Russ Feingold, Democrat of Wisconsin, whether he could promise that the administration would no longer sidestep the court when seeking warrants.

“Sir, the president’s authority under Article II is in the Constitution,” Mr. McConnell said. “So if the president chose to exercise Article II authority, that would be the president’s call.”

You may remember that the White House agreed to bring all requests for wiretapping to the FISA court, rather than take this matter to the courts to decide. Kidding! They were just kidding!

Do you remember the good old days, when Republicans were against having a totalitarian state?



Blogger terry said...

they're too busy trying to stop gay people from having the same rights as heteros and eroding abortion rights to care about that whole "less is more government" thing right now..

1:55 AM  
Blogger Daniel Hoffmann-Gill said...

The small government party is up to its neck in big givernment behaviour and it alienates not only decent Americans but also a large proportion of their fanbase; some of which is so anti-establishment, it wishes government would shrivel up and die.

Bush is doing a good job on the death of government and still the dead bodies pile up.

9:10 AM  
Blogger United We Lay said...

Bring on the ACTUAL Revolution!!!

3:02 PM  
Blogger Miss 1999 said...

"Do you remember the good old days, when Republicans were against having a totalitarian state?"

Unfortunately, no. They've always been high and mighty douche bags since I've been alive *sighs*

5:29 PM  
Blogger Notsocranky Yankee said...

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2:04 PM  
Blogger Nölff said...

Those guys that preach about liberals and moonbats are being very liberal (In the actual meaning), but you can't tell them that. They would catch on fire if they actually understood.

4:55 PM  
Blogger ohc said...

We have been in need of a coup for some time now. Thanks for this wonderful post! It is nice to know there are others that feel the same way! YAY!

9:27 PM  
Blogger cadbury_vw said...

if a coup is good enough for Chile under Bush Sr., then one in the U.S.A. should be good enough for Jr.

6:41 PM  

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