Happy Law Day!
This year's Law Day theme, "Liberty Under Law: Separate Branches, Balanced Powers," honors the wisdom of the separation of powers that the Framers of our Constitution established for the Federal Government. Delegates to the Constitutional Convention recognized the risks that accompany the concentration of power and devised a system in which the Federal Government's authorities are divided among three independent branches.The past few years have amply demonstrated that wisdom, because this White House and this president have chosen to undermine that separation. The president decided he was allowed to violate duly passed laws and Congressional oversight in order to spy on American citizens. The Congress has chosen not to demand that it's role be respected, and the president has declared his power to violate 750 new laws.
Not to fear, little children.
NOW, THEREFORE, I, GEORGE W. BUSH, President of the United States of America, in accordance with Public Law 87-20, as amended, do hereby proclaim May 1, 2006, as Law Day, U.S.A. I call upon all the people of the United States to observe this day with appropriate ceremonies and activities. I also call upon Government officials to display the flag of the United States in support of this national observance.Maybe next year the President can respect the Law for two days. That'll be progress.