Sunday, May 21, 2006

Seemingly Indicated Possible Laws

On Sunday Attorney General Alberto Gonzales brought up the idea of federal prosecutions of journalists who report based on leaked information.

"There are some statutes on the book which, if you read the language carefully, would seem to indicate that that is a possibility," .......... "We have an obligation to enforce those laws. We have an obligation to ensure that our national security is protected."

Lets examine this statement a little.

"If you read the language carefully" - What statute is not written or meant to be read carefully? What I think Alberto means is that if you look really really closely - say through a microscope there are tiny extra words between the words - written so small that they are almost undetectable that say: "President George W. Bush get to do whatever the F--K he wants regardless of the law"

"Would seem to indicate that that is a possibility". Now that is a strong statement isn't it? It would stand up in court of law. Nicely put Alberto!

"We have an obligation to enforce those laws." An obligation to enforce carefully - seemingly - indicated - possible laws. Right!

Mr. Gonzales I have a new law for you. How about adding language to any immigration bill that allow us to deport a grandchild of illegal immigrants if they butcher the Constitution?


  1. Lost Wages Joe12:42 PM

    The beauty of this for King George and his henchmen is that they don't have to actually follow through on this threat in order to achieve the desired effect; to further intimidate and silence the already cowed mainstream press. So it's up to those crazy internet people (you know; US) to try and protect our Constitution.

  2. Quoting myself from a comment at another blog's treatment of Gonzales:

    Like the rest of the Administration, Mr. Gonzales has realized the truth of the old dictum:

    The most efficient form of government is absolute dictatorship.

    The separation of powers, checks and balances -- all messy and inconvenient. Listening to the will of the people? Sheer folly, and completely unnecessary if one is running the dictatorship properly.

    This man is, within his own skin, sufficient to sour my view of Horatio Alger. Some poor powerless people should remain poor and powerless. This man is one of them. Hitler was another.