Republicans in Congress remind me of a lot of Idahoans; no matter what truth makes it through the blitzkrieg of propaganda, they march righteously down the path. These obstructionists aren't the least inclined to challenge King George, despite the desires of their constituents.
Meanwhile, Bush's latest Executive Order released on July 17 allows the White House to seize the assets of anyone who interferes with its Iraq policies and also gives the government expanded police powers to exercise control in the country. If the heat’s getting to you–read it. You’ll get a nice chill down your spine.
Bush’s state of emergency, declared in 2003, gives the president power to do whatever he wants–it could even be used 18 months down the road to keep him in office.
An executive order only becomes law if Congress doesn’t overturn it within 30 days after it is published in the Federal Register.
On a recent radio program Paul Craig Roberts, former Assistant Secretary of the Treasury, said "When Bush exercises this authority, there's no check to it. So it really is a form of total, absolute, one-man rule...the American people don't really understand the danger that they face."
In a recent column, Roberts wrote that this administration and its propagandists are "preparing us for another 9/11 event or series of events...you have to count on the fact that if al Qaeda is not going to do it, it is going to be orchestrated."
Is it only a coincidence that Bush’s little speeches consist of ever-increasing mentions of “al-Qaeda?”
U.S. House Homeland Security Committee member, Peter DeFazio, D-Ore., is able to enter a secure room in the Capitol and examine classified material. He requested to see the White House plan for operating the government after a terrorist attack. Request denied.
Legal scholar Norm Ornstein of the conservative American Enterprise Institute, said, "I find it inexplicable and probably reflective of the usual knee-jerk over-extension of executive power that we see from this White House.”
If a light finally goes on in another formerly resistant Idaho brain, with all due respect, it’s not the second coming–it’s the flickering ember of former freedom.
Submitted 07/28/07 to Times News