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CitizenPatriot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 01:36 PM
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change has already come to DC
Edited on Wed Jan-21-09 01:45 PM by CitizenPatriot
President Obama has already brought change about. REAL change. As promised. And even better. Rejoice, duers. Our constitution is being dusted off, the GOP abuse is being excised with great precision, and SMART people are being appointed. Many of you who know me know how I feel about what has occurred at the DoJ for the past 8 years. It hasn't gotten a smidgen of MSM coverage, and yet, it was most likely the one thing Bush did which enabled all of the other horrific crimes to go unchecked, thus making the corruption and illegal activities of the DoJ the most insidious and destruction thing Bush did. Without this, he couldn't have "called" a war. etc. And everyone blames congress....a convenient distraction from the reality of the situation.

Here's a taste of the article:

"The importance of these appointments shouldn't be understated. There are many limitations that ought to constrain what a President does: political limits, checks from other branches, the principles (or lack thereof) of the Executive himself, and legal restrictions. Virtually all of those checks were non-existent over the last eight years. It is the DOJ generally, and the OLC specifically, that has a real ability to impose legal constraints on what a President can do, to decree that what a President wants to do is contrary to a valid statute or the Constitution. Much of the Bush illegality was accomplished by having DOJ lawyers do the opposite: by decreeing that anything the President wished to do was legal. It is unlikely in the extreme that this group of new appointees would do that.

Instead, these individuals are highly likely to impose real limits when the law or the Constitution dictates -- and Obama, who obviously knows that, chose them despite (or, more likely, because of) that fact, and thus deserves real credit for purposely placing people like this in positions that can create real impediments for what he might want to do. "

Bookmark this for the flat-earthers, the 23%ers, the gun-toting illiterates and esp those who rail on about the constitution and loving Bush in the same breath. HOW DARE THEY.
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Cha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 01:46 PM
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1. Awesome article and yeah,
there's real change and now he's Prez so we can begin our White House Journey.
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