This blog started out as a companion piece to my book, Musings from the Christian Left (excerpts of which can be found in the July 2004 link) and to support a planned radio show. Now, its simply a long term writing project from a Christian Left Libertarian perspective (meaning I often argue for liberty within the (Catholic) Church, rather than liberty because the church takes care of a conservative view of morality.

Sunday, June 24, 2007

Call Cheney's Bluff

The Washington Post reports on the Vice President's novel approach to violate an Executive Order to comply with the National Archives and Record's Service's rules about reporting classified. Tricky Dick Jr. is claiming that, as the President of the Senate, he is not bound by executive branch regulations.

Call his bluff.

The Senate is the judge of its own rules and I am sure that it has rules about dealing with classified. The Majority Leader must then take it upon himself to order the Sergeant of Arms to enforce those rules. If the rules are inadequate to the task of forcing its presiding officer to behave himself, the majority can be more specific and order compliance. If the presiding officer does not wish to comply, the majority should revoke his security clearance. This might take sixty votes, but with enough popular outrage, sixty votes may be available.

If perchance sixty-seven votes are available we can begin to talk of other matters.


Blogger Shimmy said...

Hooray for our chains!

10:24 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Cheney acts as if he is above the law.

Dick Cheney is the power behind the throne. Of course, he and Bush believe they are exempt from Presidential Executive Orders.

Still, Presidential Executive Orders during the War on Terror can be used by the executive branch to further destroy the Constitution and our liberties.

Read the Final Presidential Executive Order from the online book, "The Swiss Preserve Solution" at http://

9:25 AM


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