It used to be that Captain Ed could be relied upon for accurate, if
partisan, analysis of politics and political news. Though I did
not always agree with him, I respected his opinion and ability to
Unfortunately, while I still admire his ability to express his opinion,
I no longer have confidence in his ability to analyze a situation and
come to the correct answer without the guidance of a partisan
weathervane. Here's why:
Nowhere in that resolution does it restrict the Bush administration
from conducting its war operations within the US, and contrary to what
Russ Feingold and Tom Daschle would have Americans think, laws do not
enable government power but restrict them. That which is not explicitly forbidden is therefore assumed to be legal, and not the other way around, as a moment's thought will clearly show.
flatly contradicts the enumerated powers doctrine. Our
constitution authorizes a limited federal government to take certain
specified actions. While a case could be made for State
governments operating in that fashion, the Federal government is
explicitly limited by the Constitution and doubly so by the 9th and
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