Judge Taylor: Words to Live By
Here's a little excerpt from the ruling today that the NSA wiretapping is unconstitutional. First of all, it's so tragic that this even has to go to court. I mean talk about a no-brainer decision. But the real tragedy is the many Right Wing supporters of President Bush who rushed to condemn the ruling. They're so eager to surrender our pirvacy and rights. They're so trusting of the government to use the new power in only a good and wholesome way. It's so juvenile, really. President Bush reminds me of that spoiled reckless brat in high school and his supporters remind of a naive teenage girl who is weirdly attracted to him. Meanwhile everyone else sees right through him. Their support for President Bush has the sophistication of teenage puppy love. He's reckless and irresponsible and downright mean, and yet the little girl says, "Momma, but he's so cute and wonderful. He clears brush at his ranch!" This is cringe time, people. You're willingness to go along with this guy is way beyond pathetic. Meanwhile everyone else is just holding their breath, hoping you get it together before we lose what made America great. So why don't you stop doting on this mediocre loser long enough to read some words from the decision today. Unlike the immature babble this President churns out, at least this judge sounds like an adult. Here goes: "The Government appears to argue here that, pursuant to the penumbra of Constitutional language in Article II, and particularly because the President is designated Commander in Chief of the Army and Navy, he has been granted the inherent power to violate not only the laws of the Congress but the First and Fourth Amendments of the Constitution, itself.
We must first note that the Office of the Chief Executive has itself been created, with its powers, by the Constitution. There are no hereditary Kings in America and no power not created by the Constitution. So all "inherent power" must derive from that Constitution."