Sunday, May 14, 2006

Another King George?

From the Declaration of Independence... (outtakes)

He has refused his Assent to Laws, the most wholesome and necessary for the public good.

Signing statements....

He has forbidden his Governors to pass Laws of immediate and pressing importance, unless suspended in their operation till his Assent should be obtained; and when so suspended, he has utterly neglected to attend to them.

Control over what gets to the floor of the House.

For protecting them (troops), by a mock Trial, from punishment for any Murders which they should commit on the Inhabitants of these States:

Not the US yet, but clearly crimes commmitted against citizens of the world.

For depriving us in many cases, of the benefits of Trial by Jury:

Yeah, but only for "enemy combatants".

For transporting us beyond Seas to be tried for pretended offences

Or torture...

For taking away our Charters, abolishing our most valuable Laws, and altering fundamentally the Forms of our Governments:

The president is now selected rather than elected.

Sounds pretty bad.


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