This is the oath of office that is taken by someone when they become president of the United States:
I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will faithfully execute the office of President of the United States, and will to the best of my ability, preserve, protect, and defend the Constitution of the United States.
Note it says the president will “preserve, protect, and defend the Constitution of the United States”. George Bush has consistently done none of this during his time in office. In fact he has actively tried to undermine the constitution. He has declared US citizens to be enemy combatants and held them in military jails with out access to legal counsel, without access to the evidence against them and without charging them with a crime, he has undermined the bill of rights and the rule of law. He has lead the country into an illegal invasion of a sovereign country that has resulted in the deaths of over 2130 American soldiers and tens of thousands of Iraqi civilians all based on bogus intelligence. He has reduced the security this country by abrogating our treaty obligations under the Geneva Conventions. By snatching people off of city streets, flying them off to third countries that don’t mind harboring secret CIA prisons so these prisoners can be tortured, he has shown the current administration to be no better than all the other “evil” dictatorships that we have condemned over the years. As a result any claim we previously had to moral authority on the issue of torture has been discarded. People around the world that used to look up to the United States and respect our commitment to justice and the rule of law now see us as just another bully.
He has shown utter disdain for the premise of the first amendment by trying to push his faith-based initiatives.
Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances.
And now comes this. Apparently during a meeting in November 2005 with republican congressional leaders the following transpired:
GOP leaders told Bush that his hardcore push to renew the more onerous provisions of the act could further alienate conservatives still mad at the President from his botched attempt to nominate White House Counsel Harriet Miers to the Supreme Court.
â€œI donâ€™t give a goddamn,â€ Bush retorted. â€œIâ€™m the President and the Commander-in-Chief. Do it my way.â€
â€œMr. President,â€ one aide in the meeting said. â€œThere is a valid case that the provisions in this law undermine the Constitution.â€
â€œStop throwing the Constitution in my face,â€ Bush screamed back. â€œItâ€™s just a goddamned piece of paper!â€
If he did make these statements, and Doug Thompson of capitol hill blue says 3 different people present at the meeting have confirmed it, then Bush is clearly not fit for office because he has no interest in defending the constitution. I urge you to follow the link and read the rest of the piece. It appears that Bush now truly believes that he is the king.
IMPEACH BUSH NOW! If we start now, we can begin to repair the reputation of the United States as a defender of truth and justice, and maybe in a generation we can undo some of the damage George W Bush has done to America.