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    DSPS owl, Cato come back

    The signing statement surely indicates intent to ignore laws and contempt for Congress and the constitution, but the administration has never had to explain the extent to which it has acted upon these signing statements.

    Aren't the laws still binding, whether or not the President indicates he's going to ignore them?  So if we learn that he has ignored them, does that make him a criminal (or suspected criminal...we do still work within the legal framework, so innocent until proven guilty)?  I mean -- and perhaps this is an over-simplistic comparison, but -- wouldn't it be like a murderer looking at the law and writing, "what a quaint little law you have there, but it doesn't apply to me," and then going out and killing someone and expecting to get off scott free because he has it in writing that he doesn't think the law applies to him?  Would Bush really be that stupid?

    The Liberty Rag - Summarizing the truth, one day at a time.

    by FOS on Wed Jan 31, 2007 at 01:03:13 PM PST

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