Wednesday, July 25th, 2007
The Veracifier video of Gonzales testimony here is just outrageous.
Josh Marshall is right on here, too:
Without going into all the specifics, I think we are now moving into a situation where the White House, on various fronts, is openly ignoring the constitution, acting as though not just the law but the constitution itself, which is the fundamental law from which all the statutes gain their force and legitimacy, doesn’t apply to them.
If that is allowed to continue, the defiance will congeal into precedent. And the whole structure of our system of government will be permanently changed.
I think that the future and the past have already connected with this “precedent” or the conditions that provide for its proliferation. Entertainment news, disingenuous schooling, willful forgetfulness, arbitrary government decision-making, inimical government, and scorn for creative problem solving and intellectual pursuit. On a grand scale, we must chose to play by rules and not pervert the very notion of that choice by corrupting agreements. The Constitution is a fragile thing and will only keep if we use it wisely.
Rome did fall.