Above the law

Posted on July 2, 2007 by Gene

Well, c’mon now. Vice President Cheney — a man whose constitutional power is limited to a tie-breaking vote in the Senate and nothing else — feels that laws do not apply to him or his office, an office which they claim is either legislative or executive or both or neither depending on the circumstance; President Bush has for years now been signing bills into law and then claiming that because he is the one who signed it the law doesn’t apply to him. And now, he has commuted the sentence of “Scooter” Libby. I’m sure that Libby will next be presented with the Medal of Freedom.
We have an executive branch that has run wild, grabbing power wherever possible, keeping their every move secret, and defying the law at every turn.
So tell me this: why haven’t these men been impeached yet?
Oh, yeah. They didn’t have — or rather, get caught having — a sexual liaison.
How have we, the people, allowed this kind of thing? Why aren’t we taking to the streets?