The people themselves may petition a court to convene a grand jury to investigate Bush’s corrupt administration. Such a panel will have the power of the subpoena and the indictment.It’s not just 911 that such a panel might investigate. An overwhelming number of those favoring Bush’s impeachment say that there is “plenty” to warrant Bush’s removal from the office he seized. read more
This is extremely SCARY. We might want to start paying more attention to this particular part of the Declaration of Independence .
Maybe it’s time we all sat up and took notice. Professor Marjorie Cohn of the Thomas Jefferson School of Law and President of the National Lawyers Guild wrote:
As the nation focused on whether Congress would exercise its constitutional duty to cut funding for the war, Bush quietly issued an unconstitutional bombshell that went virtually unnoticed by the corporate media.
The National Security and Homeland Security Presidential Directive, signed on May 9, 2007, would place all governmental power in the hands of the President and effectively abolish the checks and balances in the Constitution read more
Broken finger aside, I just have to comment.
Bush used his veto pen once again, saying embryonic stem cell research is the unethical destruction of life. The embryos used in research are those discarded by fertility clinics. Apparently if you just toss them into the trash without using them to possibly benefit or save lives it is not considered destruction of life, according to Bush. It seems to me the most ethical thing that can be done is to make use of these embryos’ potential for saving lives.
It’s ironic that Bush seems to care more about a few cells that would not be viable on their own, and are earmarked for disposal, than he does about the men and women who are losing their lives in the Iraq.
Another possibility that occurs to me though. Since the veto involves only government funding of stem cell research, perhaps his veto is to help out his buddies in the private sector who might benefit financially without having to compete with government funded research laboratories.
Well, Dumbya, all I can say is if you or one of your loved ones is ever in a life or death situation that can be helped as a result of stem cell research let’s just see how strong your moral and ethical convictions really are. Oh wait, I think we’ve all already witnessed that on numerous occasions.
Typing is very awkward, slow, and almost impossible unless one has endless time and patience, so I’m taking a short break (no pun intended) until the finger is once again functional.