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OK, I knew the Bush administration likes to grab power whenever it can, to "strengthen the Executive Branch". what I didn't realize was that Congress seems quite willing to give it away.

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/04/08/us/08bar.html?th&emc=th

Congress has passed a law which says that Michael Chertoff, Secretary of Homeland Security, has the right to unilaterally ignore any law he wants to, in the name of "Homeland Security". Furthermore, Congress specified that the Federal Courts have no jurisdiction to oversee or contravene Chertoff's decisions.

Can Congress sign away their responsibilities like that? That is the question that has been submitted to the Supreme Court. I just hope they decide to take the case.

Those who voted for this bill. who are willing to abdicate the responsibilities given to them by the Constitution and allow ultimate power to be concentrated in the executive branch, don't deserve to be members of Congress. The Constitution doesn't mention a Chamber of Sycophants.

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