>> Tuesday, March 31, 2009
He don't need no stinkin' separation of powers!
Bailout Boundary Dispute
--George Will, March 29, 2009
It is high time Americans heard an argument that might turn a vague national uneasiness into a vivid awareness of something going very wrong. The argument is that the Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008 (EESA) is unconstitutional.
By enacting it, Congress did not in any meaningful sense make a law. Rather, it made executive branch officials into legislators....
...The Supreme Court has said: "That Congress cannot delegate legislative power to the president is a principle universally recognized as vital to the integrity and maintenance of the system of government ordained by the Constitution." And the court has said that properly delegated discretion must come with "an intelligible principle" and must "clearly delineate" a policy that limits the discretion. EESA flunks that test.
Have we elected a president or an emperor? Are our elected leaders in both the house and senate entirely ignorant of their proper roles within our government? They sure as hell knew it under Bush! So what gives? Do they love this man they've elected king so much that they unconstitutionally abdicate their constitutional authority and responsibility to this pretender on the throne?
These folks are traitors to their oaths; to protect and defend the Constitution from ALL enemies, foreign and domestic (including themselves). On top of this, Geithner says to the American people that a one-world currency is out of the question, but in front of a world body he says America would be willing to consider it? Is he serious!?
Look at all the pretty criminals we've stood up to represent us!