Wednesday, December 21, 2005

Bush supporters believe in safeguarding national security

The tug over executive power traces back to the early years of the republic, and presidents have traditionally moved to expand their reach during times of war.

John Adams, fearing a hostile France, presided over the imprisonment of Republican critics under the Alien and Sedition Acts.

Abraham Lincoln suspended habeas corpus during the Civil War.

Woodrow Wilson jailed Socialist Eugene V. Debs, who had run against him for president, for protesting the entry into World War I.

Franklin D. Roosevelt sent Japanese Americans to internment camps during World War II.

Even Ronald Reagan circumvented a Cold War congressional ban on providing aid to contra rebels in Nicaragua.

The Bush administration rejects comparisons to such events and says its assertions of authority in response to the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks have been carefully tailored to meet the needs of a 21st-century war against a nebulous foe. At his news conference Monday, Bush bristled at the notion that he sought "unchecked power" and said he had consulted with Congress extensively.

Yet Bush supporters believe that other branches should take a subsidiary role to the president in safeguarding national security. "The Constitution's intent when we're under attack from outside is to place maximum power in the president," said William P. Barr, who was attorney general under President George H.W. Bush."

The Truth Shall Set US Free...
Doing unto ourselves what was intended to prevent those wishing to harm our Nation and our Children here on our soil is what it was all about. Now we need to adjust and balance our actions equally so that it becomes a win-win for the Constitution, Congress, and the President.

We are getting it...we are making a positive difference...and are moving in the right direction, but NOW we must start to really show we are willing to comprimise, come to moderate agreement(s), and show we are helping those less fortunate who need our help to gainfully support and provide for their families...

Our Love, our Help, and our Support is something we can provide each and everyday...

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Stephen Rene
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