Friday, February 23, 2007

Democrats Plot Coup D'Etat

Surprising no one who has been paying attention to Democratic tactics, Senate Dems are quietly moving ahead with a scheme to usurp the power of the executive branch of government, under the guise of meddling in the Iraq theater of the war on terror.

WASHINGTON - Determined to challenge President Bush, Senate Democrats are drafting legislation to limit the mission of U.S. troops in Iraq, effectively revoking the broad authority Congress granted in 2002, officials said Thursday.

While these officials said the precise wording of the measure remains unsettled, one draft would restrict American troops in Iraq to combating al-Qaida, training Iraqi army and police forces, maintaining Iraq's territorial integrity, and otherwise proceeding with the withdrawal of combat forces.
Recognizing that to be effective, a military needs a commander-in-chief, not a steering committee, our Founding Fathers vested that power within the executive branch of government, with the President as the C-in-C.

Many of the Founding Fathers had classical educations. They were quite familiar with the fate of Athens, the world's first great experiment with democracy, whose citizens' and politicians' squabbling over the conduct of the Ionian phase of the Peloponnesian War led to their defeat.

Congressional Democrats are seeking to undermine the checks and balances built into the American Constitution, not for any noble purpose, but simply as part of their quest for power.

And yes, I do question their patriotism.