Bush Cop Out
Being President of the United States is an honorable right of passage for a statesman. How you get to that high office is by proving your worth to the nation as a whole. The nation elects you to the office. Americans vote and choose who should lead the nation forward in this world. You can be a Republican or a Democrat or any party viable and be President of the United States of America and fulfill the office with all of the promises the oath of office requires.
The oath of office of the President of the United States has been taken by so many great leaders and statesman that it goes all the way back to George Washington.
"I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will faithfully execute the office of President of the United States, and will to the best of my ability, preserve, protect, and defend the Constitution of the United States."
Where in that oath does President Bush see that he can do as he pleases and decide on his own if he alone has to honor the laws that the Congress passes? Rather than using the power of the veto President Bush has attached a letter of his interpretation of the laws that Congress has passed. His interpretation is not what the law is. Congress writes the laws of the land. End of discussion. The office of President signs the law into effect. There is no “BUT ME” in the process.
President Bush disagrees and he has the power of millionaires and lawyers to back him up with litigation to defend his actions. No argument would ever be settled till he would be long out of office. Impressive moves to avoid the Constitution that you swore to the best of your ability to, preserve, protect and defend.
This all comes down to the Bush ideology that you can do anything you want because you are in fact the President of the United States of America. Nobody can ever muster up the forces needed to stop you. It works out even better for you seeing that you have your own Mini Publican party’s control over both houses of Congress.
One simple reminder to the President, there are a bunch of Congressmen and Senators that also swore to defend the Constitution of the United States of America. Enough is enough. Americans need to vote the wrong ideology and steam rolling politicians out of office and that is all there is to it.
America has kids fighting and dying over reasons that most Senators and Congressmen would vote against today if they knew the truth when the time came to vote for it. Enough is enough. There is no reason for our kids to be fighting a war that nobody will ever win and there is no reason for three dollars a gallon gasoline other than our President protecting and defending his own special interests.
Exxon will post fifteen billion in clear profit and our president will claim it is market driven while hundreds of thousands of simple Americans loose their homes because the Buick is costing almost as much as the mortgage to own and run.
And he calls himself a man of the American people? I don’t think so! Only if you make over a million dollars a year or have some BIG OIL connection is he the President of the American people. So goes the rest of the Republican Party. So you reap and so you sow.