In signing statement, Bush asserts right to open your physical mail
We already know email is lost; this is physical mail. You know, like the letter you write to Aunt Molly, and put in an envelope with a stamp on it. Not that these guys would ever steam your mail open, slip something in, and then arrest Aunt Molly when she opens her mail. That's crazy talk. Via (Susie (Larissa)):
This is called an impeachable offense, another one - one of many ignored by Congress:
"President Bush quietly has claimed sweeping new powers to open Americans' mail without a judge's warrant.
Bush asserted the new authority Dec. 20 after signing legislation that overhauls some postal regulations. He then issued a "signing statement" that declared his right to open mail under emergency conditions, contrary to existing law and contradicting the bill he had just signed, according to experts who have reviewed it."
I just want Congress to collectively answer two questions: Is the president above the law? Or is it that only George W. Bush and Dick Cheney are above the law? Just think of this as a civics lesson and try to explain your reasons for violating your oath of office, turning your back on the Constitution and country alike to the future, to your grandkids, to history itself really.
Congress may as well just save us the pretense. We don't need the insult to go along with the injury - really an ocean of injuries to go along with an ocean of insults. Just save us the spin, Dearest Congress, and declare your abdication formally, because we are in a Constitutional crisis and we need to know what pieces are left on the board before we - the people - proceed. I don't know what options are left to us as all avenues have been shut. The president is above the law and there is no justice for all.
Don't worry. Everything's going to be fine. I mean, "emergency conditions"? What could go wrong?
Emergencies like Democrats possibly being elected, or people speaking their minds, or saying bad things about Jeebus or worse, saying Fuck ....