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

The Enabling Act: it was already passed

I've been waiting a few years expecting Bush to request the passage of an Enabling Act, which is what Hitler did when he became dictator, but I just realized that ours was already passed. More precisely, Bush is claiming that the resolution allowing use of force against Iraq if it resisted inspections (which it did not) is nothing less than an Enabling Act. Supposedly it made him 'Commander-in-Chief' (in Bushist language, a euphemism for dictator) and thus made him above the law in a way that is quite close to what Hitler's Enabling Act did for Hitler.

He may only be securing the dictatorship on behalf of the Bushist Arbeiterspartei generally, unlike Hitler who was securing it for himself. But this is definitely what's going on; Bush is definitely asserting that he has an Enabling Act, and the Diane Feinsteins are indicating that they are willing to accept that. That's part of what makes Al Gore a jackass, that instead of talking about that he wants to recite a litany of quotations from actual, serious, risk-taking armed revolutionaries of the 18th century, in a typical Democratic 'There is Cause for Concern' speech. (They should just print up a generic one and use that each time.)
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