Ben Franklin said, "They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety." When the Founding Fathers formed this government, someone asked Franklin, "What have you given us?" to which ol' Ben replied, "A republic if you can keep it"!
Yes, we are going to keep it (despite) that lying coward in the White House who calls himself a wartime president. ... A recent article says President Bush has given Commander-in-Chief Bush unlimited wartime authority, but the war on terror is more a metaphor than fact.
The same article says Bush has insisted that there can be no limits to the power of the commander-in-chief in time of war, and more recently he has claimed that laws relating to domestic spying and the torture of detainees do not apply to him. It also says the emergency powers of the president during this "war" cannot extend indefinitely at the pleasure of the president....
It would have been a courageous and heroic act if this coward had shown this much backbone and went to Vietnam after graduating from Yale in 1968 instead of running and hiding in the Texas National Guard, with, in my opinion, the help at the time of his U.S. congressman Pa. This screw-up freak doesn't deserve censure. Impeach this power-hungry coward!
Richard D. Renew, Martinez
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