Tuesday, July 18, 2006

It's not illegal if nobody tells you it is.

At least, that seems to be the mentality of the president when it comes to the eavesdropping program. He says it's legal, and we know that when he says it's legal, it's legal. After all, he did graduate from the best law school in the country, wait no he didn't. Legal expertise must come from being head of the judicial branch, wait, no, he's not in the judiciary, he's an executive. Which is why he can continue to do what many surmise to be illegal because nobody in a position to tell him otherwise has told him otherwise. This might be due, however, to his denial of security clearances for investigators into the program. If you want to make sure that you don't get in trouble for doing something you shouldn't be doing, then it helps to not give the nosey parkers access to what they need to make an informed decision.

If it's not illegal, then why deny access to the program? If it is illegal, then is it not wrong to deny access to the investigators?


Papamoka said...

The President has clearly pushed the outer edges of the envelope and with a Republican controlled Congress there is nothing that can be done to reign him in. As long as he has that Ace up his sleeve and the backing of the Congress he can pretty much do whatever he pleases. Only the Congress can call him to task. Apparently, in my opinion, the law of the land is for all and when our Congress refuses to act on those laws then they need to be asked to politely leave our government via the voting box.

The Attorney General should have gone straight to the Speaker of the House and or the Head of the Senate. He alone chose not to do so. If they didn't act accordingly then he should have gone to the media.

Hope you don't mind if I copy and paste this rant on my own site...lol!

Steve said...

papa, be my guest. I'm glad to hear ya.

Bellejar said...

A lot of what Bush has done would be considered out of the box for the office of president. Checks and balances? What are they? I am not a fan and I think he has usurped power not designated for the judiciary with this one. Oy.