May 10, 2006

I'm mad as hell

As all my longtime readers are well aware, I have always been a supporter of most of President Bush's policies, but with recent events, I'm afraid that the time has come when impeachment procedings may be warrented.

I wasn't a fan of a great deal of the spending policies of this administration, but I was willing to try to understand the reasoning behind them.

As far as the WoT is concerned, I still believe that the policies were, in the main, correct. Mistakes were made, it's true, but such is the result of normal human errors endemic to any great enterprise.

I was totally opposed to the amnesty policies towards illegal aliens invaders, but I was willing to grant the President some leeway in trying to deal with an almost insurmountable problem; always believing that the best interests of the country as a whole were always at the heart of those policies, regardless of the fact that I didn't see the problem in the same way as the Administration did.

I can no longer support that view however.

With recent revelations that members of the border patrol were, in effect, ordered to reveal the names, locations and activities of members of the group known as the Minutemen as far incountry as Illinois to the Mexican government, I can only conclude that some segment of the Administration has forsaken their oath to defend the country against foreign influance in a manner that can only be seen as treason. Giving intelligence-type information about US citizens acting in a legal manner in their own country to a foreign power is in direct violation of every concept of freedom that we hold dear, and can only be viewed as at least the start of the breakdown of a free government. Using the Vienna Convention as an excuse doesn't jive with the standard use or intent of the Convention. While the Convention does require the disclosure of the circumstances surounding the detection/detention of a foreign citizen to their Counsular Representatives, the information given the Mexican Counsul is far in excess of that required, to the point where it represents intelligence of a sort only required in going after multinational criminal or terrorist organizations.

I do not know if this is a direct Bush policy, but unless President Bush takes action stemming these acts IMMEDIATLY, I can only conclude that he at least tacitly endorses them. This is in DIRECT violation of his Presidential Oath to protect the country from enemies both foreign and domestic.

It truly pains me to take this position, I have always had the greatest respect for President Bush, but I owe my loyalty to the Constitution and the country for which it stands rather than to any one man or party. By inaction in this matter, President Bush has crossed over the line of espousing policy that reasonable people can disagree about to overt treason and malfeasence in office.

PLEASE, Mr. President, take the proper actions to correct this NOW, before you take a deserved fall. You are a better man than that, DON'T let ill-advised "easy route" politics tarnish your legacy, and to be forever castigated as a traitor on the level of Benedict Arnold.

Posted by Delftsman3 at May 10, 2006 12:05 PM | TrackBack

Excellent Delftsman! I couldn't agree more.

Posted by: Apollyon at May 10, 2006 10:05 PM

Very very good. I hope he doesn't screw up to the point where we do the left's work. But we'll do what we have to.

Posted by: Radical Redneck at May 10, 2006 10:10 PM

You're not alone Bert, Mexico has never been our friend and George is just a bit too cozy with Fox.If he keeps this shit up he may have to seek asylum there.

Posted by: Jack at May 11, 2006 09:53 AM

Well said!

Posted by: Kiril The Mad Macedonian at May 12, 2006 02:14 AM

He is not the same man I voted for. He has changed to the worst, Cat

Posted by: Catfish at May 12, 2006 02:20 PM
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