October 24, 2007

Clinton Would Respect Constitution

I guess she finally gets what Sen. Chris Dodd has been saying all along. The Constitution is more important than the president:

... "The power grab undertaken by the Bush-Cheney administration has gone much further than any other president and has been sustained for longer," she said. "Other presidents, like Lincoln, have had to take on extraordinary powers but would later go to Congress for either ratification or rejection."

Ms Clinton said the accumulation of executive power had put America into "new territory" because Mr Bush and the vice president had taken the view that were what previously extraordinary powers were now inherent powers that belonged to the White House.

"I think I'm going to have to review everything they've done, because I've been on the receiving end of that," she said. Ms Clinton stated it was "absolutely" conceivable that, as president, she would give up executive powers in the name of constitutional principle. ...

BTW, you may want to check out Dodd's Restoring The Constitution platform, which is awesome. If you're a fan of democracy and the rule of law, that is. As you've probably guessed, I could kind of take it or leave it, being supremely confident that we'll never have a government in office that would detain an upstanding citizen such as myself without charges. But the rest of you ... y'all might want to think about habeasing your corpi.

Posted by natasha at October 24, 2007 09:50 AM | Elections | TrackBack(2) | Technorati links |

If she is in the WH and repeals these laws is when I'll believe it. I will vote for her in the end.

Posted by: jo6pac at October 24, 2007 05:18 PM