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Marnieworld Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-26-05 09:09 AM
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52. Thank you for writing this
Since the summer of 2001 I was outraged by the sign "The Western White House." I felt that it must be wrong, certainly in a symbolic sense and it pleases me that you determined that it is illegal. I disagree with the posters that say this is insignificant and that we should drop this.

The bigger picture is their disdain for the constitution. The bigger picture is their flagrant disregard for a representative gov't. It is emblematic of their secrecy and all of their attempts to circumvent any checks and balances on the executive branch. It's disrespectful to the legacy of the actual White House. It's Unamerican to have such disdain for the "People's House." Either he is always on vacation or he is conducting the public, federal business on his privately controlled property. How many heads of State have been there? He shouldn't be representing us to the world in such an unaccountable fashion. It should be stopped at once.

For those who think it's a non-issue: Imagine if the Democrats raised a fuss? Either he is on vacation and he'll have to answer for all of the time not working or he is unconstitutionally moving the seat of government. Imagine if he wasn't able to go to Crawford as much? Imagine if he actually had to stay in Washington or even just Camp David? Bush would be miserable and forced to do something against his will. This is a man who got 19/20 of his judges confirmed but now is threatening to change Senate rules to completely have his way. There would be some satisfaction in that.

We, the opposition, can fight with the Constitution. It's all we have left and they violate it in spirit and deed daily. This would call attention to that and I'm all for it!

Thanks Nashuaadvocate. Thanks.
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