Insomnia (insomnia) wrote,

Best Bush appointee ever!

In a case reminiscent of one of Abe Lincoln's worst and most tyrannical moments, U.S. district judge and Bush appointee Henry Floyd ruled today that the president has "no power, neither express nor implied, neither constitutional nor statuary," to hold a US citizen indefinitely as an "enemy combatant"... for now though, Jose Padilla remains a political prisoner of the United States, as the Justice Department is digging in its heels.

That's one of the rubs of appointing "strict constitutionalists", I guess. Sooner or later, you're bound to find one of them who *actually* strictly adheres to the Constitution... unlike other judges I could name. *coff!*Scalia*coff!coff!*

Oh, and if you thought that Lincoln was some kind of hero, you're pretty much mistaken. He may have inadvertently freed the slaves -- an end to secession, not emancipation, was his main goal -- but he also raped the South, permanently damaged the Constitution, gave us an increasingly greedy federal government that breathes down our collective necks, and took away the rights of states to rule themselves, exchanging one injustice for several others.

That said, it took GWB to really take the misuse of his unconstitutional fictitious powers to the level of extreme ludicrosity. Wouldn't it be nice to have a federal government -- and a president -- which actually started *giving back* some of the power and money they've taken from us over the years?!

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