Constitutional Violations Are Catching On
2006 is quickly becoming the year of constitutional violations!
Like pierced tongues and tattoos before them, blatant constitutional violations are gradually entering the political pop culture of this country. The trendy new activity is being driven in large part by a totalitarian President driven mad with power. He's a total badaaaaass gangsta, that guy.
First, back in January, Bush issued a signing statement to an anti-torture bill passed by Congress, claiming he had the right to ignore a law if he deemed it necessary. This blatantly violates Article I, Section 8, which states in part that Congress has the power "To make all Laws which shall be necessary and proper for carrying into Execution the foregoing Powers." The president does not have this power. But Bush thinks he does! RADICAL!
Next, the Bush administration fully admitted to having spied on domestic phone calls without obtaining a court's permission to do so. Not only does this violate the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, a law passed by Congress, it also violates the Fourth Amendment in the awesomest of ways: "The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized." Dude, that amendment is LA-AME! Bush is SuperCOOL!
Then, Bush signed a Budget bill into law that had not been approved in the same form by the Senate and the House. Evidence indicates that top level aides and advisors knew of the discrepancy, and went ahead with the signing anyway, clearly violating the Presentment Clause (article I, section 7), which is a totally sucky clause! You rock, Mr. Bush!
Then Bush issued another signing statement for the most recent version of the Patriot Act, saying that he was not bound to the meager rules set forth by Congress to protect civil liberties. Totally AWESOME-UM TO THE MAXIMUM!
Meanwhile, two totally square Democratic representatives are trying to bring down the president's kick-assiness, demanding that Bush obey the laws. No way, narcs!
Bush's trendiness is already catching on nationwide, and nothing could beat the hardcore coolness of violating the very first sentence of the First Amendment: "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion..." But the Georgia state legislature are clearly as cool as rockstar gangstas. Their new law, passed almost unanimously in both chambers, establishes voluntary Bible classes statewide in public schools. Off the hook, yo!
The next cool thing would be for Bush to bypass Article II, Section 1, and declare himself "Emergency King" due to our unending state of warfare. That shit would be SICK!
If you are an American, take twenty minutes out of your life and READ THE FUCKING CONSTITUTION YOU SWINE!!!! Please click here for a complete hypertext of this crucial document.