(I’ve been trying to avoid political subjects here, but this has me upset enough, that I felt like something had to be said.)
You’re going to have to pardon my language here, but what the hell is President Bush thinking? Yesterday, an Executive Order was issued Blocking Property of Certain Persons Who Threaten Stabilization Efforts in Iraq. The language in this Executive Order is vague enough that it could be used to seize property from anyone who undermines political and economic development in Iraq. Because it does not define anyone person or group specifically, it’s possible that this order could be used against anyone that opposes the war in Iraq.
This Executive Order spits in the face of the Fifth Amendment of the United States Constitution:
“No person shall be held to answer for a capital, or otherwise infamous crime, unless on a presentment or indictment of a Grand Jury, except in cases arising in the land or naval forces, or in the Militia, when in actual service in time of War or public danger; nor shall any person be subject for the same offense to be twice put in jeopardy of life or limb; nor shall be compelled in any criminal case to be a witness against himself, nor be deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor shall private property be taken for public use, without just compensation.”
President Bush, you are not Caesar. You, sir, are abusing your power as President. You are not above the law. You are not above reproach. You blatantly ignore the checks and balances of the Judicial and Legislative branch. You sir, have hijacked the Federal Government. And you are guaranteeing that Republicans are going to lose a foothold in our government at all levels. You aren’t acting in the best interests of America any longer. You’re acting in the best interests of George W. Bush & Co.
God help our country.