By Alex Distefano
By Scott Snowden
By Anna Merlan
By Steve Almond
By Jena Ardell
By Jon Campbell
By Alan Scherstuhl
By Tessa Stuart
For six years, the previous, Republican-dominated Congress abandoned its constitutional mandate under the separation of powers and obediently deferred to the president's conviction that, as commander in chief, he could do whatever he wanted without the approval of Congress or the courts.
With the "Restoring the Constitution Act of 2007," we can take a large step toward repairing the jagged cracks in the Constitution made by the Bush-Cheney Tories. The 1776 Declaration of Independence charged their royal predecessor, George III:
"He has obstructed the Administration of Justice. . . . He has affected to render the Military [now the CIA] independent of and superior to the Civil Power. . . . [He has been] abolishing our most valuable Laws, and altering fundamentally the Forms of our Governments."
So too have the Bush regime's descendants of George III. In the 19th century, Margaret Fuller, one of the first feminists, a social reformer, and a colleague of Ralph Waldo Emerson, declared: "This country needs to be born again!"
We can start the awakening with the "Restoring the Constitution Act of 2007." As Thomas Jefferson prophesied: "The People are the only sure reliance for the preservations of our liberty."