Still want to follow Bush?
December 19, 2005
Dear Editor:I have some questions for those who still support the Bush administration. You consider yourselves citizens of the U.S. and defenders of the U.S. Constitution, yes? I am sure you are aware that every federal official, including the president and all U.S. military, take an oath swearing to “uphold and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic.”Now I do not watch television, so I don’t know if this has been reported in the mainstream media. Somehow, I seriously doubt it. In November, Republican Congressional leaders met with Bush to talk about renewing the controversial USA Patriot Act. GOP leaders told Bush that his stubborn push to renew the more oppressive provisions of the act could further estrange conservatives. “I don’t give a goddamn,” Bush said. “I’m the president and the commander-in-chief. Do it my way.”An aide at the meeting responded, “Mr. President, there is a valid case that the provisions in this law undermine the Constitution.” Bush yelled back, “Stop throwing the Constitution in my face. It’s just a goddamned piece of paper!”As Doug Thompson, from Capitol Hill Blue, who broke this story says, “To the Bush administration, the Constitution of the United States is little more than toilet paper stained from all the s–t that this group of power-mad despots have dumped on the freedoms the ‘goddamned piece of paper’ used to guarantee.” Still want to follow this “leader?”Steve CampbellGlenwood Springs