King George thought he was above the law

Bush’s Tactic of Refusing Laws Is Probed:

A panel of legal scholars and lawyers assembled by the American Bar Association is sharply criticizing the use of “signing statements” by President Bush that assert his right to ignore or not enforce laws passed by Congress.

The President has decided he is above many of the laws he signs, more than 800 in the past few years.

We live in a nation of laws, having decided some 230 years ago that we would not be governed by men who decided capriciously what would be right and wrong for some, not all, without the say of the people through the debate and passage of laws. If the President cannot sign a law without claiming an exception to it, he should resign the office he holds created by the Constitution passed by representatives of the people, because he has decided not to live by that Constitution.

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