The Ultimate Irony

If we had to identify the one person perhaps most responsible for the destruction of our constitution, who might we pick? I think Vice President Dick Cheney would be a good candidate, don’t you?

So isn’t the air thick with irony when we learn that Dick Cheney’s wife, Lynne, has a new book out called We the People: The Story of Our Constitution?

If I were a betting man, I’d say this is Lynne’s attempt to make peace with her God, knowing every effort her husband has made to subvert the very document about which she writes. I’ve hyperlinked the title to its entry on Amazon. I’d suggest that for all those who have felt helpless in the face of the Bush administration’s crimes against our country, that you buy a few copies of this book and give them to the kids you love so they learn the value of the Constitution.

While you’re at it, vote for Obama so Lynne’s book doesn’t have to fall in the category of “Do what I say, not what I do.”

Respectfully,
Rutherford

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4 thoughts on “The Ultimate Irony

  1. Actually, I’d nominate Abraham Lincoln for that honor, followed closely by FDR and then Lyndon Johnson.

    Well, those are the elected officials at the top of my list. There are a few Supreme Court justices who have done as badly.

  2. Let’s see, of the three constitution killers you cite, one freed the slaves, one delivered our country from economic disaster and the third gave the aforementioned freed slaves their civil rights. If I allow you that constitutional liberties were taken by all three (for the sake of argument … I’d like to see your examples), please tell me what gains have been achieved by the constitutional liberties taken by Dick Cheney?

  3. What liberties did Vice President Cheney take?

    Seriously, I haven’t a clue what you’re talking about. So much of what I read and hear from Democrats is demonstrably baseless slander and libel that I hadn’t noticed that they said anything else.

    As I do you the courtesy of finding liberal sources for my accusations and arguments, I hope you will reciprocate and cite conservative ones for yours.

    Regarding my list of Constitutional saboteurs, I’ll focus on the Republican: Lincoln.

    In a phrase, Lincoln established that all Americans are equally slaves of the state. Particularly, he established the legality of jailing people indefinitely without charges and the power of the government to ignore the bill of rights at its will, the power of the government to enslave men to the state and to order their deaths at its whim.

    The more common, but usually un-examined, idiom for these are, respectively, suspension of the writ of habeas corpus, the arrest and incarceration of journalists critical of the war, the effective repeal of the tenth amendment reserving powers not specifically enumerated to the states and people, and the drafting ( impressment ) of men into service.

    The last is especially interesting as it was one of the reasons given in the Declaration of Independence for the revolution against George III, Great Britain’s king and sanctified lord.

    What? You didn’t know?

    Anyway, what was it Cheney did?

  4. What was it that Cheney did? Hmmmm……

    1. Almost before his first term was underway, he was meeting secretly with oil company execs and lobbyists to “set US Energy policy.” To date, I still don’t believe the meeting participants have been identified.
    2. Is widely regarded on both sides of the aisle as the main (certainly one of 2 main) architects to the war. (the one where we were going to be greeted as liberators by the people who’s country we illegally invaded)
    3. As ex-CEO of Halliburton, I wonder how much he’s benefitted (or will benefit shortly from the cronies he’s made rich in the last 7 years). Halliburton and several other companies have made insanely criminal profits during the second “Exxon Desert Classic”
    4th, and finally (because I’m getting to damn upset), let’s talk about his part in the outing of a CIA covert agent (which may be an offense punishable by hanging during wartime) because she happened to be married to Joe Wilson, a vocal critic of the Iraq war and Bush policies. Cheney’s chief assistant (Libby) was sentenced to prison and was going to take the hit for old Dick, until Dick’s buddy W pardoned him several weeks later.

    This guy is SO scary that when he shoots a friend in the face with a shotgun (while hunting tamed quail from his car), the friend actually gets on national TV and apologizes to Dick for causing him so much trouble and putting his face in the way of Dick’s shotgun pellets.

    I’ll give you one thing Rigorist, you’re right on Lincoln and his suspension of Habeas Corpus, but anyone who defends Dick Cheney surprising.

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