|BuzzFlash News Analysis|
January 4, 2006
|NEWS ANALYSIS ARCHIVES|
Of Tyrants, Kings, Alito and Bush
A BUZZFLASH NEWS ANALYSIS
BuzzFlash has been saying for sometime that the key criteria for Bush's federal court appointees, including the Supreme Court, are loyalty and a commitment to an imperial presidency. Yes, abortion and other issues matter, but they are secondary matters to the Busheviks.
Because if you have people like Roberts, Alito and the ill-fated sycophant, Harriet Miers, who support virtually unlimited White House powers (for Republicans, because they don't intend to give up the White House), then the "smaller" legal issues can eventually be decided by presidential (tyrannical) fiat.
In short, if the White House is allowed by the Supreme Court to ignore laws passed by Congress, then who needs a Congress or a Supreme Court?
Sam Alito was, in the Reagan Administration, a big proponent of the White House (that is a Republican Executive Branch only) having the ability to sign a Congressional law but rephrase the law by stating how the Executive Branch means to interpret the law. In short, Alito believes a Republican president can change a law by simple monarchal proclamation.
No, we are not making this up. (See: "Alito Once Made Case For Presidential Power")
This leads us directly to the new alleged "torture ban." Bush signed the bill, but following Alito's advice, he plans on interpreting the bill in a manner that allows him to make decisions that supersede (violate the law) as he sits fit. (See: "Bush Could Bypass New Torture Law")
In short, if the Democrats in the Senate don't make a last stand for democracy, we won't have one. What do you need a deliberative body of elected officials for if you have a tinhorn dictator who believes he IS the law? Bush does not just perceive himself as above the law; he believes that he determines the law. And Supreme Court nominees like Alito support this monarchal view of imperial power.
Bush views himself -- and his supporters view him -- as the strict father figure who -- even if on a drunken, egotistical power trip -- is to be trusted because the man is the head of the household and that is the divine order of things. It was the viewpoint that permeated the social structure of the Confederacy South, where even a failed plantation owner, who couldn't succeed at skittles was king of the household.
If no figures in authority challenge the scoundrel, he remains master of his household, with unlimited power, as his family cowers in fear.
We are his family, because no one will charge Bush with abuse, neglect, and illegal activity.
The Democratic leaders just let one betrayal, lie and disaster after another roll off the news pages as if it were just passing trivia.
The people who created this great nation, when confronted with a tyrant, didn't sit on their butts, timid and cautious out of fear.
Neither should the Democratic leadership. But their outrage has all the stamina of a fried slug.
A BUZZFLASH NEWS ANALYSIS