Monday, March 6, 2006

Remind Me Again Why We Need Congress

The New York Times editorial today:

Imagine being stopped for speeding and having the local legislature raise the limit so you won’t have to pay the fine. It sounds absurd, but it’s just what is happening to the 28-year-old law that prohibits the president from spying on Americans without getting a warrant from a judge.

It’s a familiar pattern. President Bush ignores the Constitution and the laws of the land, and the cowardly, rigidly partisan majority in Congress helps him out by rewriting the laws he’s broken.

Why don’t we just dissolve Congress and put up a Kinko’s on Capitol Hill for all the good they’re doing?