Friday, January 06, 2006

A simple question for Judge Alito

Any American who believes in liberty ought to write to their Senators and ask them to put one simple question to Judge Alito during his Supreme Court confirmation hearings:

What are the constraints on the President's powers in time of war?

If he answers none, which seems to be the view of his friends in the administration, then clearly he's a man who has no place on the team that should be our last line of defence against tyranny.

It's ironic really that 200+ years after fighting a revolution against a (King) George who thought his power was absolute we now have a (President) George who thinks the same way. They both seem to have the same definition of 'the rule of law' - "I'm the law and I rule".

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