Monday, January 16, 2006

Al Gore on Our Constitutional Crisis

Al Gore just delivered a hell of a speech in Constitution Hall in Washington, D.C., calling on the United States Senate and House of Representatives to start acting as though they are, indeed, a co-equal branch of this government. He said that we are experiencing right now a constitutional crisis due to El Presidente's unprecedented and unwarranted and illegal power-grab, including the cutting out of the legislative and judicial branches from their constitutional function of providing checks and balances to presidential power. He indicted members of Congress and members of the judiciary for willingly participating in this erosion of our constitution ... by failing to stand up to presidential power and insist on checks and balances. Included in his criticism were Chief Justice John Roberts and soon-to-be Associate Justice Samual Alito, for their extreme deference to a "unilateral" president.

ADDENDUM: Talk about your instant transcripts! Drudge has it.

ADDITIONAL ADDENDUM: Here's the AP story on the speech.

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