TV News LIES

Wednesday, Jul 30th

Last update05:08:45 AM GMT

You are here News Editorials Refitting the Presidency to the Constitution

Refitting the Presidency to the Constitution

E-mail Print PDF

Drawing on recent precedents, the next president could launch preemptive wars with only minor interference from Congress, ignore the ancient right of habeas corpus and imprison political enemies, spy on American citizens without serious legal restraint, use practically any federal agency for political purposes, manipulate the press in ways inconceivable prior to 2000, corrupt the federal justice system for political gain, destroy evidence in criminal cases, use the Justice Department to prosecute members of the opposing party, offer lucrative no-bid government contracts to friends, expand the creation of private security armies, use torture, create secret prisons, assassinate inconvenient foreign leaders, circumvent laws with signing statements, and a great deal more. Such things are now possible because the system of checks and balances carefully written into the Constitution and explained in great detail in the Federalist Papers were weakened as a result of historical circumstances of the 20th century, but systematically and with great forethought by the administration of George W. Bush.

More... 


Most Recent Related Stories...


New York Times editor: Pot prohibition 'unacceptable'

andrew rosenthalNew York Times Editorial Page Editor Andrew Rosenthal on Sunday defended the paper's call for ending...

We are Israeli reservists. We refuse to serve.

Israeli soldiers refuse to serve in GazaWhenever the Israeli army drafts the reserves — which are made up of ex-soldiers — there...

Bruce Enberg: We're not Fair and Balanced, we tell the truth

truthNew unemployment claims dipped to 284,000 in the past week, and this is the lowest number...

AIPAC Is the Only Explanation for America's Morally Bankrupt Israel Policy

AIPACThe official name for Israel's latest assault on Gaza is "Operation Protective Edge." A better name...
 
America's # 1 Enemy
Tee Shirt
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
TVNL Tee Shirt
 
TVNL TOTE BAG
Conserve our Planet
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
 
Get your 9/11 & Media
Deception Dollars
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
 
The Loaded Deck
The First & the Best!
The Media & Bush Admin Exposed!