Al Gore on executive power

17Jan - by Frank Koehntopp - 7 - In Politics

(Via salon.com, need to watch an ad to read the full article:)

” The founders of our country faced dire threats. If they failed in their endeavors, they would have been hung as traitors. The very existence of our country was at risk.

Yet, in the teeth of those dangers, they insisted on establishing the Bill of Rights.

Is our Congress today in more danger than were their predecessors when the British army was marching on the Capitol? Is the world more dangerous than when we faced an ideological enemy with tens of thousands of missiles poised to be launched against us and annihilate our country at a moment’s notice? Is America in more danger now than when we faced worldwide fascism on the march — when our fathers fought and won two World Wars simultaneously?

It is simply an insult to those who came before us and sacrificed so much on our behalf to imply that we have more to be fearful of than they. Yet they faithfully protected our freedoms and now it is up to us to do the same.

We have a duty as Americans to defend our citizens’ right not only to life but also to liberty and the pursuit of happiness. It is therefore vital in our current circumstances that immediate steps be taken to safeguard our Constitution against the present danger posed by the intrusive overreaching on the part of the Executive Branch and the President’s apparent belief that he need not live under the rule of law. “

A pity that guy wasn’t elected back then…

7 thoughts on “Al Gore on executive power”

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  3. I’d substitute “tragedy” for “pity” and – of course – Al Gore _was_ elected back then; he was not, however, _selected_ …

    “A pity that guy wasn’t elected back then…”

  4. I'd substitute "tragedy" for "pity" and – of course – Al Gore _was_ elected back then; he was not, however, _selected_ …

    "A pity that guy wasn’t elected back then…"

  5. He’s accusing Bush for doing what himself and Mr. Clinton when they were in the office. Funny how politicians forget their own actions once they’re not in power anymore. Not to mention the fact that Mr. Clinton himself broke the law (lying under oath means breaking the law) and Gore said absolutely nothing about it at the time.

    Oh, and while I’m at it, when are you all libs going to stop crying about your “stolen” election? Get over it, already. Bush won in 2000 and again in 2004. Face the facts, change your stupid left-wing attitude and try to win in 2008.

  6. He's accusing Bush for doing what himself and Mr. Clinton when they were in the office. Funny how politicians forget their own actions once they're not in power anymore. Not to mention the fact that Mr. Clinton himself broke the law (lying under oath means breaking the law) and Gore said absolutely nothing about it at the time.

    Oh, and while I'm at it, when are you all libs going to stop crying about your "stolen" election? Get over it, already. Bush won in 2000 and again in 2004. Face the facts, change your stupid left-wing attitude and try to win in 2008.

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