Saturday, February 09, 2008

Criminals And The Congress That Enables Them

Turkana at The Left Coaster has a brilliant (and very depressing) post up about the current situation with our Unitary Executive, who refuses to follow the rule of law, his chief butt-boy personal Attorney General Michael Mukasey protecting him and the Democrats in Congress rolling over and playing dead while the Constitution gets shredded. Take a deep breath to calm yourself, then go and read the whole thing.

My rant yesterday about Senator Useless is just the tip of the iceberg. It's all of them, all the members of Congress who refuse to do their duty and enforce any sort of oversight or even attempt to put the brakes on this most criminal of administrations in U.S. history. The corporate media, as we all know, have no interest in presenting this case to the American people, many of whom simply yawn at it anyway. So what can we do?

I'm not asking that rhetorically, I would really like to know: What can we, as patriotic, America-loving citizens, do to restore the rule of law to our government? Because right now it is broken, and the once-discredited Nuremberg defense of "I was only following orders" -- along with Nixon's old claim that "if the president does it, that means it's not illegal" -- seems to be a valid defense for these administration criminals and their confederates. We learned in 2006, to our chagrin, that simply voting Democratic is not the answer. Neither Barack Obama nor Hillary Clinton have made much, if any, noise about reining in an out-of-control president, and Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid have proven themselves to be particularly ineffective in that regard. (Is it any wonder that Congress' approval rating hovers in the low 20s, even lower than the Lying Sack Of Preznit's new low of 30%?)

Seriously, short of armed insurrection, what can (and should) we do?

(Generik h/t to aimai at If I Ran The Zoo for the link.)
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