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George, a head of state

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Once upon a time there was a head of state named George.  He wasn’t very well liked, and most people thought that he was an idiot.  Here are some of the things he did.

“He has affected to render the military independent of and superior to civil power.”  The highest law in the land was broken for military purposes.

“For depriving us in many cases, of the benefits of trial by jury.”  Again a violation of the highest law in the land.

“For transporting us beyond seas to be tried for pretended offenses.”  Or not tried, in the case of rendition.

“For abolishing the free system of English laws in a neighboring province, establishing therein an arbitrary government.”  What happens in Cuba stays in Cuba?

“For taking away our charters, abolishing our most valuable laws, and altering fundamentally the forms of our governments.” The will of the head of state is all, yes, with “balance of power” something that is irrelevant?

“…declaring themselves invested with power to legislate for us in all cases whatsoever.”  Executive powers, executive orders, executive privilege.

“He is at this time transporting large armies of foreign mercenaries to complete the works of death, desolation and tyranny, already begun with circumstances of cruelty and perfidy scarcely paralleled in the most barbarous ages, and totally unworthy the head of a civilized nation.”  Ok, most of the mercenaries were American.

George III, George W. Bush:  the abuse of power never really changes.


Written by Bill O'Rights

August 26, 2009 at 9:39 am

Posted in History

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