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Bush Says He Can Disreguard The Law

@ 11:09 PM (107 months, 19 days ago)

When Idiot Son George Bush signed the Patriot Act last month, he issued another one of his "signing statements" that says he doesn't have to follow what the Patriot Act law says.

He issued an addendum or "signing statement" to say that he doesn't feel obligated to follow the requirement that he inform the United States Congress about how the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) utilizes the expaned police powers that the Patriot Act provides.

The Patriot Act Bush signed into law, has several provisions to ensure that the FBI does not abuse the power to search people's homes, and seize documents secretly. And under the Act, the Administration must provide Congress information by certain dates, a provision which Bush says he is not compelled to follow.

This is not the first time that Bush has issued a signing statement to say he may not obey the law which he just signed.

He issued a signing statement after he signed John McCain's anti-torture bill into law, saying he didn't feel compelled to completely obey it.

Bush shuns Patriot Act requirement

In addendum to law, he says oversight rules are not binding

Tell Us Something We Don't Know, Joe!

@ 03:38 PM (107 months, 19 days ago)

"As I read the law I think the president's tapping or surveillance without a warrant was wrong.  It was outside the law."

- Sen. Joseph Lieberman, speaking on Face the State on WFSB-TV, about Bush's warrentless domestic spying program.

Well Joe, tell us something we don't know!  Of course the spy program is outside the law.  It's illegal.  The question is, what are you and your colleagues going to do about it?

We are a nation of laws, and we do have remedies when Presidents break the law.  And one of those remedies is called impeachment.

Furthermore, Joe, what are you going to do about some of your Republican colleagues who are trying to provide cover for the Idiot Son, by wanting to write his program into law in order to make it legal.

When was the last time Congress retroactively made an illegal program legal?

Lieberman says Bush wiretapping 'outside the law'