Tuesday, July 25, 2006
Specter: government spying is fine,
He's dealing with a bunch of wolves.
If the signing statements were subject to a genuinely impartial judicial review, they would be made unconstitutional. The problem is that we have a one-party state with a majority in the Supreme Court that is fully on board. They believe that our current rulers are:
1. the most virtuous we could have, and
2. their faction deserves to hold whatever power it's gained in perpetuity.
The lure of permanent money and permanent power dominates here. I don't think principle will find a way through.