Tuesday, July 25, 2006

Specter: government spying is fine,

but the signing statement is so questionable that he wants to open it to judicial review.
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.

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