It's Mourning In America
George W. Bush on the separation of powers: Members of Congress are entitled to their views and should express them. Yet debating these differences should not come at the expense of funding our troops.
Condi Rice on the results of four years of war: I'm not going to sit here and tell you that the problem's been solved or that we've made substantial progress. I can tell you that there are initial signs that are good.
Dick Cheney on the Constitution: Clearly, Congress has a role to play. They are responsible for appropriating funds. But there's an area, once they cross over a line, that's pretty well drawn in the Constitution that says, under I think it's Article II of the Constitution, the president is the commander in chief. He's the one who makes the decisions about the use of military force, how they're deployed, when they're deployed, what purposes they're deployed for.
Well, sorta. As long as you deny the existence of Article I. The Congress shall have the power...
To make Rules for the Government and Regulation of the land and naval Forces;
To provide for organizing, arming, and disciplining the Militia, and for governing such Part of them as may be employed in the Service of the United States.
But fascism isn't just found in the White House. No, it's taken firm root in the Republican party.
Two of the men who want to run the nation have publicly stated that it's fine-- although there are pros and cons-- for the president to deny citizens due process of law