Friday, January 20, 2006

The President and the Constitution

Today's Pittsburgh Post-Gazette has an outstanding editorial about "The President's growing disregard for the law." It discusses Bush's use of "Presidential signing statements" to signal that he and his administration have no intention of abiding by or enforcing the law that he is signing.

Both the Senate and the House overwhelming passed the McCain bill banning the torture of prisoners under American custody. "Presidential signing statements" notwithstanding, it does apply to this administration and this president.

Either that, or we need to stop pretending that this country is still governed by the rule of law.

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