Barry SCHWARTZ (Barijo ŜVARC) (chemoelectric) wrote,
Barry SCHWARTZ (Barijo ŜVARC)
chemoelectric

Jerry Nadler iterates my Enabling Act analogy


I learned from Randi Rhodes today that at John Conyers's meeting today
on Bush's lawlessness, Congressman Jerrold Nadler made the point that
Hitler wouldn't have needed the Enabling Act if he'd had the powers
that Bush claims to have. That's equivalent to my claim that Bush is
treating the Iraq resolution as an Enabling Act. There is a remote
chance that I'm responsible for Nadler's point, because Mike Malloy
publicized my form of it a few nights ago.

Nadler also pointed out that the powers included sending a hitman into
the meeting to kill him or anyone else there. Yes, they do; to deny it
is beyond naive.

The treachery of the 'Republicans', including the 'moderates', is
incredible, in their failure to rise up against Bush. They all deserve
prison terms for disloyalty to the commonwealth, although if we make
our way out of this then the 'backbenchers' probably ought to be
pardoned on grounds of the need to reconcile, and we can move on from
there.

The United States of America is not a patch of land; it is also, among
many aspects, a form of government that its people wish to keep.
These 'Republican' men and women in Congress have betrayed it. Note,
though, that we the people also have a responsibility to remove this
sick tyrant from office, and to prevent establishment of any sort of
dictatorship, or we also will have betrayed our responsibilities as
citizens of the United States and of the world.
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