Thursday, May 1, 2008

Happy Law Day!

What? Law Day?

That's right. Law Day. Fuck May Day anyway, right? Today, George W. Bush declared:

"In accordance with Public Law 87-20, as amended, I do hereby proclaim May 1, 2008, as Law Day, U.S.A. I call upon all the people of the United States to observe this day with appropriate ceremonies and activities. I also call upon Government officials to display the flag of the United States in support of this national observance."

Is it just me, or should a man who's committed as many crimes as Bush not be allowed to invent holidays about obeying laws? He asked Americans to "renew our commitment to the ideals on which this great Nation was established and to a robust system of ordered liberty."

In case you were wondering, "ordered liberty" is Orwellian for "you're free to do as you're told." Now I wasn't a big fan of laws before, so maybe I'm biased, but if you ask me, George W. Bush proclaiming Law Day is like a haggard old prostitute declaring STD Awareness Day. And I'd sooner trust a lady of the night than I would a Yale graduate you can't speak in public without smirking like a four year old.

[Source: The White House]


Anonymous said...

Exactly what laws did Bush violate?

Do you have anything to back up your claims? (I don't like him but I don't think he's a criminal)

Evan said...

Well, for one: The Fourth Amendment.

"The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized."

Heard of FISA? Warrantless surveillance of Americans? I'd say that's breaking the law.

But the list goes on, I assure you.

Turn off the news and read.

Evan said...
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Evan said...

And on a personal note he's been caught drunk driving, and, in his formative years, dabbled in illegal drugs. He's not the authority on laws. That's all I'm saying.

Plus, if you came to this blog for news... you're in the wrong place buddy.

Anonymous said...

I didn't come here for news, I came here to see what your blog was about. And now I see a very bitter individual.

Bush did have the wiretapping scandal, and that was wrong, but I'd rather be wiretapped than attacked by terrorists again. He did what he thought was best for the country, and you can't fault him for that. (I don't think it was the best thing to do, but I do think it was justified given the situation - I don't think they were "unreasonable searches or seizures")

Just because Bush has driven drunk doesn't make him a total lawless person. LOTS of people do that all the time (again, not something good, but something totally unrelated to his politics) In fact, I bet you drink/drank underage against the law, am I right?

Are you going to vote in this presidential election? Because Obama has already violated laws (drugs in college for one), so has Clinton (not releasing her records for so long along with countless other scandals), and McCain is "just another Bush republican" who also tried to violate laws with McCain Feingold.

I read, I just read things worth reading. The MSM news sucks, watching anything there kills brain cells.

Evan said...

You've got me pegged wrong. Sarcastic, cynical, mocking: Check, check, check...but not bitter.

If you read some of my other posts you'll note a similar tone. It's by no means reserved for Bush.

Bush et al breaking the law (particularly ethically speaking) is well documented. Many towns/cities have voted to impeach (both Bush and Cheney) citing numerous illegalities. Kucinch has spoken on the floor of the US Senate, citing a laundry list of illegalities.

Patrick Henry said: give me liberty or give me death. I don't go to that extreme, but as far as wiretapping, I don't think domestic surveillance on hundreds of millions of innocents has made us safer. It's made us complacent, and most are clearly unaware, or afraid to question the erosion of the constitution.

Anyway, I don't write this blog to start or engage in arguments (there are plenty of other places for that). I write to make people smile; nothing here is meant to be taken too seriously. Perhaps you missed the disclaimer off to the right?

In any event, the case is closed. Thanks for reading, despite our disagreement. And yes, I will be voting in the election. And you should too.

Anonymous said...

Fair enough.

Yes, I will be voting. I wouldn't even consider not voting.

No hard feelings. I like your blog overall, this particular post just pushed me the wrong way.


Evan said...

Good thing I left out the line about Nazis... The world will never know.


Hard feelings? Ha... never.

Anonymous said...

One last thing...

I read the disclaimer. I don't like being PC, and I do enjoy your blog.

I happen to agree with most of what you argued, and am glad you were in fact able to back the post up. Most people say things like that and can't.... I respect you for actually having a brain. (my dad is very conservative and those are some of his replies to things like this post, not necessarily my view, just wanted to play devil's advocate a little)

Evan said...

Cool. Glad you like the blog.

Jenni said...

Holy goodness. That exchange reminds me of angry threads on Facebook groups. And WTF on "Law Day". I love how Bush throws in the Magna Carter in his little thing online.