WASHINGTON (AP)-At an unprecedented White House news conference, Supreme Court nominee Samuel Alito has praised President George Bush, saying, "Americans must bow down and worship this man, this Grand Republican. The time for the separation of Church and State is over. Bush is the new Messiah-President. Hallelujah!"
Thus, for the first time in history, a Supreme Court nominee has utterly dismissed the original intent of the US Constitution.
Alito has always favored giving the White House Messianistic and dictatorial control of the law. As a member of the Reagan administration, Alito designed legalistic efforts to legitimize executive power grabs designed to unconstitutionally usurp the power of Congress and the independent judiciary.
In a 1986 memo Alito advised Reagan and his aides on how to ensure that their official actions trumped those of the legislative and judicial branch, actions which would put the White House at odds with the Congress.
"The novelty of the increase of presidential power into absolute totalitarianism might bug certain Congressmen," Alito argued. "Yet the importance of conducting foreign wars to increase the profits of American corporations and to increase the hordes of gold and money held by rich Republicans is just too tempting to question my interpretation."
The Reagan administration quietly adopted many of Alito's proposals, while the Bush administration has wholeheartedly embraced them and allowed torture, massive spying, and the establishment of concentration camps for the torture of innocents in support of the oil industry and its profits. Alito has always cheered and rationalized this process of executive power enhancement.
Alito even told the Federalist Society in a recent address, "The president has all the power. He is God. He is Jesus. He is Moses. He is the whole thing, just like our Blessed Oil Industry!"
This "whole thing" philosophy inaugurated by George Bush and Dick Cheney has placed the current presidency on a collision course with the Vatican, the Congress and with the Constitution.
"Who needs a Constitution or elections when he have a God ruling the country?" asked Alito rhetorically.
With the Republican justices on the Supreme Court expected to soon rule on the illegality of issues surrounding unconstitutional presidential war-making, the War Powers Act and domestic abuses of the Bush administration's so-called "war on terror," the position of Alito and other Bush stooges becomes important as they defer to the current corrupt executive branch that is intent on eliminating all checks and balances in the US government.
Yet the authors of the Constitution had tried to prevent such abuses and the assumption of God-like powers by the President. They tried to prevent presidents from making war without the consent of Congress and from abusing the state of war to curtail domestic freedom as George Bush has freely undertaken.
James Madison, the key drafter of the Constitution and the fourth president, seems to have foreseen the corruption of the Bush Administration by writing, that the "malignant aspect in Republicanism may be traced in the inequality of fortunes, and the opportunities of fraud, growing out of a state of war, and in the degeneracy of manner and of morals engendered in both. No nation can preserve its freedom in the midst of continual warfare." Such a statement points directly at Bush and Cheney and their cronies.
He indicated, "Of all the enemies of true liberty, war is, perhaps, the most to be dreaded, because it comprises and develops the germ of every other. War is the parent of armies; from these proceed debts and taxes; and armies and debts and taxes are the known instruments for bringing the many under the domination of the few. In war, too, the discretionary power of the executive is extended; its influence in dealing out offices, honors and emoluments is multiplied; and all the means of seducing the minds are added to those of subduing the force of the people."
Yet Alito dismissed such notions at the news conference, chanting, "Bush is glorious, Bush is our Imperial Augustus Caesar, he is our Fuhrer! Bush is clad in golden raiment just like his forefather and like the Great Reagan and like the Great Nixon of Yore! Citizens need no rights anymore since they have a God on Earth to protect them! We must build Churches to these Perfect Republican Deities! Blessed are these Gods! America is the New Zion!"