Friday, April 07, 2006

Bush Needs To Learn To Read

I find it shameful that Bush is now telling us that he needs attorneys to read and interpret the US Constitution for him. And he has no idea when they get it wrong.

And there -- out of this national -- NSA came the recommendation that it would make sense for us to listen to a call outside the country, inside the country from al Qaeda or suspected al Qaeda in order to have real-time information from which to possibly prevent an attack. I thought that made sense, so long as it was constitutional. Now, you may not agree with the constitutional assessment given to me by lawyers -- and we've got plenty of them in Washington -- but they made this assessment that it was constitutional for me to make that decision.

Now I'm not sure how his attorneys determined that tapping phones without a warrant and without probable cause is constitutional. I'm not sure how they determined that it was legal to break a law that specifically allows an end run around the US Constitution in case of emergency (the FISA Act). They've argue that paperwork is hard to do and it's a lot of work. Well we've seen some of the testimony about these essentially boilerplate requests. We've seen testimony that judges almost always grant them.

Clearly the problem here is, that Bush doesn't read or write well. After all, he can't read and understand the US Constitution where it says, "The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized."

This was clearly written by the framers so that even a child can understand it.

We need a literate President. We need a President that doesn't need an attorney to read and interpret, "My Pet Goat", for him.

The sad part is, that Bush doesn't even know he's stupid and ignorant. I guess if you're rich, you can always surround yourself with sycophants that are dumber than you are.


At 11:18 PM, Blogger Concerned said...

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At 2:04 PM, Blogger eni said...

hey jack, I only just got your comment about the road rising up to meet me.
god, talk about a thicky hey.
nice backyard and nice aussie dog.
oh and it seems I am signed in as eni.
oh well


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