President George W. Bush, through his use of “signing statements,” has declared himself, on more than 750 separate occasions, above the laws of Congress, the laws of the land and even the Constitution of the United States.
With each stroke of his pen, Bush wipes away more of the freedoms once guaranteed by the Constitution, undermines the system of checks and balances that is supposed to protect our government from despots and brings this nation closer and closer to the precipice.
His actions come, ironically, as the nation prepares to celebrate the birthday of its independence, an independence threatened as never before not by Islam-spouting madmen but by an opportunistic politician with a fountain pen.
Geraldo Rivera, easily one of the most biased and repudiated “journalists” in television history, claims the New York Times is biased because it never puts a “positive spin” on stories. That’s odd. We thought the role of the press was to report the news, not “spin” it.