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January 16, 2006


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Nice blog

Virgil Johnson

Just as a point of interest for everyone. This little tactic of definition attached by the president at the end of bill's was the brainchild of Alito, in previous service to another right wing administration under the direction of Edwin Meese (the Big Bigot, as he was called by none other than Baker!). So, why would the president not want to see this man rise to the Supreme Court - having given such tools to would-be dictators? I just thought you might like to know the origin of this practice.


Virgil--thanks; I didn't know this and I agree that it's significant.

Bill Wilson

President Bush, who has separated the presidency even from the executive branch, made a point of justifying himself by visiting the Emancipation Proclamation, "in its original form," thereby getting close to Abraham Lincoln's fiat, his proclamation that emerged from the President without the advice and consent of courts or Congress. Neither Bush nor the press seems to have explained that he was citing Abraham Lincoln as the model he follows when he answers to a higher justice than mere law, thereby validating the Republican Party as the party of Lincoln:

"It seems fitting on Martin Luther King Day that I come and look at the Emancipation Proclamation in its original form. Abraham Lincoln recognized that all men are created equal. Martin Luther King lived on that admonition to call our country to a higher calling, and today we celebrate the life of an American who called Americans to account when we didn't live up to our ideals."


where is the crown when the pres signs a signing bill?

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