The Bush administration clearly views the Constitution as its enemy and something to be gotten around rather than something to be followed and upheld at all times.
It has repeatedly violated the Constitution, international laws, and federal laws. The courts have produced a long list of rulings stating just that.
The so called “unitary executive theory” is a clear attempt to alter the Constitutionally established balance of powers.
Their legal advisors including folks like David Addington, John Yoo and of course Alberto Gonzalez have figured out that the wheels of justice turn very slowly and that if they simply assert new and never before acknowledged powers, that they can do as they please for years at a time until the courts tell them to stop.
This precedent is terribly dangerous. It is a legalistic game that they have realized that they can exploit for their entire 8 years in office to do essentially as they please. Even when their programs and actions are shot down in court, they simply assert some other skewed legal interpretation to justify their action and no matter how flimsy or unconstituional it is on its face, they get several more years of abusing their Constituional powers before it winds through the courts again.
Â Can we say “cover-up fall guy” kiddies?