Journalists! Your Moral and Intellectual Superiors!

The God King appeals the recent decision of a court, striking down his claim to be able to indefinitely jail anybody on planet earth, citizen or not, on his divine word alone, without evidence, trial, judge, jury, verdict or sentence.

The press maintains a reverential silence since Obama’s studied and persistent attempt to repeal Magna Carta and a thousand years of law since it is, after all, the God King we are talking about and he is Just and Wise. Like “conservatives” making excuses for Bush’s Constitution-shredding and torture policies, they live in the strange delusional world that no successor will ever seize on the raw unaccountable and lawless power successive Executives are amassing for themselves and behave tyrannically. Thanks to the Party system (you know, the One Thing We All Belong To) delusional people in each party imagine that just so long as their guy from the Duopoly is wielding the lawless power your Team can be trusted to not do something clearly immoral like torture innocent people or murder innocent teenagers and then declare them guilty after the fact to cover their guilt. Nor will it ever lead to a lawless regime that enacts tyranny against a wider and wider array of innocent Americans. All is well.

  • Irenist

    Since I’ve been critical today, let me stop by this post and thank you, Mark, for continuing to speak out against the violation of human dignity and shredding of our Bill of Rights being perpetrated by this Administration in furtherance of the “war on terror.” Keep speaking truth to power!

  • Blog Goliard

    “…they live in the strange delusional world that no successor will ever seize on the raw unaccountable and lawless power successive Executives are amassing for themselves and behave tyrannically.”

    Either they’re astoundingly short-sighted…or the idea of the Other Side getting to exercise tyrannical power from time to time does not frighten them nearly as much as the thought of not having tyrannical power at their own disposal when it’s their turn.

  • Frank Sales

    When we elect a president we elect a commander-in-chief who can unilaterally initiate a nuclear strike killing millions. So far that power has not been abused. He is also able to authorize lethal force against Americans living abroad who wage war on their own country. I’m no fan of Obama, but he seems to be exercising that power judiciously. These terrible powers exist in the executive because Americans generally agree that they are necessary for our security.