Thursday, February 10, 2005
Believe it or not
I'm walking on air
I never thought I could feel so free.
Flying away on a wing and a prayer,
Who could it be?
Believe it or not, it's just me.
The Greatest American Hero (Believe It or Not)
Finally, it's out :)
And today is payday!!! =)
Rev. WIlson, on his blog here and here provides some interesting insight into the current constitutional crises, in particular, the undeclared wars on Iraq and Afghanistan. As he mentions, the power to declare war lies exclusively with Congress, but the President does have some powers with the military. However, he does not have the right to pursue a war without Congressional approval, and taking out two governments, as vicious as they were, certainly counts as an act of war.
However, the interesting point that he brings up is that the people who are demonstrating against Bush and the war are precisely the people who are ultimately at fault. Most of those people are politically liberal, and yet, it was their insinuation that the Constitution was an elastic, "living, breathing" document, as Justice Brennan once said, that makes this possible. For those people who claim unfunded mandates from the government, who could not provide a single justification for 95% of the laws passed by the federal government, they have the audacity to claim that the Administration is acting unconstitutionally. Well, it's just a different sort of elasticity these days, and hey, the progressives have done this too. After all, the First Ammendment says "Congress shall make no law..." and yet, in upholding the McCain-Feingold Law, a justice who subscribed to the "living, breathing" document view, effectively retranslates the words to "Congress shall make no law except when there is a possibility that an act may corrupt the political process..."