Monday, January 30, 2006

Subject: CounterPunch Article

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Sent: Thursday, January 26, 2006 2:19 PM
Subject: Phony everything...

Dean Lawrence:

I think your statement that the 2002 decision

"the critical fact is that it is now constitutional law that a candidate is
not barred"

is a sad fact of how our constitution has been "interpreted" out of
existence. While I agree that these two judges either didn't know or didn't
care about this decision, I think you give too much attention to rules. From
the beginning, with Marbary, the court has made decisions not authorized in
the constitution, and has turned them into constitutional amendments.

These guys simply don't have to obey no stinkin rules. And the senate
certainly doesn't want to bring up anything that could weaken their own
power, such as things like oath's of office or other restrictions on the
power of government.

The last court decision I paid attention to, was the recent one on growing
pot that Thomas disented on, saying if they can use the commerce clause
here, then they can use it to regulate anything. That this clause was cited
is the final proof to me that this whole country is as phoney as a banana
republic when it comes to the rule of law.

The founders should have never given up on the Articles of Confederation.
But Ben Franklin sure knew the republic wouldn't last.



----- Original Message -----

Sent: Wednesday, January 25, 2006 5:48 PM
Subject: CP article

Mr. Velvel,

I always enjoy reading your laments on the CounterPunch website. I hope
you keep submitting articles. Yes, Alito and Roberts are frauds.

a bus driver in Oregon

----- Original Message -----

Sent: Wednesday, January 25, 2006 4:17 PM
Subject: Bravo!

Thank you for writing your paper on the urgent need for a filibuster
to stop Alito. It was a brilliant piece of legalistic detection, and
I commend you for it.



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