Sunday, March 19, 2006

Bush's Brazen Blasphemy

For many years, the United States has been a beacon of hope and the light of democracy for all the world. The citizens of the United States were guaranteed rights under a sacred document, the US Constitution, that were the objective of all the citizens of the world. The people choose a leader, who takes an oath on another sacred text, the Holy Bible, that he (or she) will defend and uphold all the rights contained in that document, serving under the will of the people, that America never cease to be that shining model for all the world to strive to attain.
However, in more recent years, some of it's citizens, blindfolded by a piece of cloth adorned with stars and stripes, have chosen to follow a leader who, while taking the same oath as his many predecessors, has chosen to instead to ignore that document, and everything it stands for, in a misguided belief that we can transplant democracy around the world while abandoning it here at home. Once we have abandoned these principles, we have ceased to be the beacon of light for the rest of the world.
The Constitution has been the model for other documents around the world, treaties that guarantee rights to all the world's citizens who strive to acheive and attain the same rights that we struggle to maintain here at home. The right of due process, once merely a right guaranteed here in the US, created by our Founding fathers to prevent the abuses of the monarchies from which they came, that would detain enemies for an indefinite period of time, with out allowing them the right to stand trial for the charges for which they are being held, and defend themselves against those charges. This right has now been removed from the Constitution by the very man who took an oath on the Holy Bible to defend that right.
Another right guaranteed by that document is the freedom from cruel and unusual punishment. That protection, too, has been torn assunder by the very same man who pledged, not once, but twice, to uphold that very protection. The protection from unreasonable search and seizures, also rendered away from the Constitution, once again, by the very same man.
The Constitution also holds that no person is above the law. This was proved when a previous executive, testifying under oath in a court proceeding, committed the act of perjury. Said executive was then impeached for this crime, which he willfully committed. However, our current executive has willfully placed himself above the very Constitution he has worn to defend and uphold,allowing him to violate treaties passed by the Legislature in accordance with the rules set forth by the Constitution.
The Presentation clause of the Constitution states that before a law can be signed by the Chief Executive, it must be passed by both chambers of the Legislature. However, our most recent executive signed The Budget Reconcillatory Act which was markedly different than the one passed by Congress. This is another willfull violation of the Constitution by the man who placed his hand on the Holy Bible and swore to defend the Constitution.
To pledge on a sacred text, is to show reverence for said text. To then follow that up with what could be construed as willfull contempt for the reverence of the Holy Bible, is the definition of blasphemy. And so I present to you, our Blasphemer-in-Chief, George W. Bush.


Worried said...

You call the shots accurately, Lew and they are right in the middle of the bullseye.

Thank you for your comment on our blog. You are correct. TV is a major factor in our citizens' aiding and abetting the theft of our nation through their addiction to the tube and resultant inaction.

Left of Center said...

I agree. If one professes that belief then he is without a doubt a blasphemer. But to him really it's just a thing.

mikevotes said...

Lew, great post. I know you have a broader point and it's right on, but I wanted to compliment you on the image of "blindfolded by a piece of cloth adorned with stars and stripes."

That's really evocative writing.


Neil Shakespeare said...

Nice. Bush seems set on proving that, although you can't burn the flag, you can sure shit on it and use it to wipe your ass.

pissed off patricia said...

Well, when you have f*cked up everything else, why not toss in the bible and the flag. Then light a fire to the whole thing using a few pages of the Constitution?

He's a heartless, godless waste of human flesh!

(I'm not in my happy place right now)

romunov said...

I always wondered, if US is such an example of democracy, why don't "liberated" countries inherit the president-congress-the-works type of government?

Just a random association over the first sentence...

Lew Scannon said...

The puppet masters can only manipulate so many puppets at a time.
Thanks all, this piece has been stuck in my craw for a while, it felt good to get it out right.

Kvatch said...

To pledge on a sacred text, is to show reverence for said text. To then follow that up with what could be construed as willfull contempt for the reverence of the Holy Bible, is the definition of blasphemy. And so I present to you, our Blasphemer-in-Chief, George W. Bush.

Oh Lew, would you please stop splitting hairs. Bush's loyalty is to the document he placed his hand on, not the one he swore to uphold. Sheesh...who's side are you on, the l'bruls or God Almighty?

Rex Kramer, Danger Seeker said...

What are the Constitution and the Bible but objects? Is worship of or pledging to an object not idoltry? Do you mean to tell me that you would have our President commit a sin that had Moses' people wandering around like a bunch of Democrats?

Granny said...

He professes Christianity and swore an oath on the book that represents it. That's blasphemy.

If he had just sworn (or affirmed), I suppose it would be downgraded to perjury.

Either way he is a liar and the truth is not in him.

(there are now two of us grannies who may show up here)