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Security Threat of Unchecked Presidential Power

2005-12-21 18:25:20.831153+00 by Dan Lyke 2 comments

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#Comment Re: made: 2005-12-21 18:40:00.372871+00 by: meuon [edit history]

George Orwell was only off by 21 years. 1984 is very close to 2005 in so many ways. The constant state of emergency, unrestrained surveillance, limiting freedom of speech, pseudo-puritan ethics..

#Comment Re: No state of war made: 2005-12-22 13:24:41.137958+00 by: m

Contrary to the tyrant's oft repeated lies, no formal state of war has been declared. Only a military action that was justified and initiated by more lies. Without a state of war or exigent emergency, all of the bases expansions of presidential power fail.

Even with a formal state of war, the president does not have, nor ever has had unlimited power. The so called Yoo doctrine is just another one of the memos that the administration incestuously pass between themselves, trying to hype and justify their attempts at converting the Office of the President into a tyranny.

The other purpose, as already demonstrated in the memos of Alberto Gonzales, is to protect the administration from later charges of Crimes against the Peace, Crimes against Humanity, violations of the Geneva Conventions, as well as manifold federal crimes. To provide some kind of affirmative defense for the unlawful actions for this cabal should they ever fall from power.