Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Cheney; Comedy. A Rogue Nation, or Rebel Without a Cause Countdown: Cheney Casts Himself Out copyright © 2007 Betsy L. Angert. BeThink.org Updated, June 25, 2007 Each day the Bush/Cheney Administration entertains us. They offer new twists and turns in what is seen as a “comedy of errors.” Possibly this latest report is classified as “comedy of the absurd.” This week it was revealed that Vice President Dick Cheney is not part of the Executive Branch. Indeed, he is above the law, at least that is what the Vice President's office claims. Apparently, there are nuances within the definition of the Executive Branch that exclude the Vice President. Literally, the term ‘Vice President’ is not contained in the description of this arm of the government.Executive Branch The power of the executive branch is vested in the President, who also serves as Commander in Chief of the Armed Forces. The President appoints the Cabinet and oversees the various agencies and departments of the federal government. . . . To learn more about the Executive Branch please visit the President’s Cabinet page on the White House web site If we seek further understanding and travel to the designated page, we cannot help notice there, under the heading Cabinet Rank Members we see the esteemed Executive Richard B. Cheney. If we journey further into the depths of cyberspace deliverance, we learn that the Vice President has been proudly proclaimed a policy decision-maker for decades. He has held numerous positions within the White House, and served under Presidents since 1969. Nonetheless, this exclusive and exceptional public servant claims he is not part of the Cabinet and therefore need not abide by rules governing this group. A man well-known for frequently invoking Executive Privilege when he does not wish to testify about the doings of his office claims he is not affiliated with the Branch...
Supreme Court Rules; Brown Versus Board of Education Reversed Affirmative Action: Separate But Equal copyright © 2007 Betsy L. Angert. BeThink.org It is official Brown versus Board of Education has been reversed. Providing equal education opportunities to all children, regardless of race, color, or creed is no longer a priority. The 1954 Court decision that invalidated the principle of “separate but equal” was overturned on June 28, 2007. This day will live in infamy. In another of the many recent 5 to 4 split decisions, the neoconservative Supreme Court canceled the promise made to students of color. School integration, which was once considered essential, as of today, is no longer practicable. Perhaps, more accurately, the work needed to improve the quality of education for those living in impoverished areas was not pleasurable. Now, efforts to unify schools need not continue. Endeavors to integrate are illegal. Today’s Supreme Court ruling has basically nullified the construct of racial equality in the schools. According to the majority, Affirmative Action is no longer thought just. The conservative Justices deemed this principle an illogical inconvenience. The Judges in the majority stated students in white enclaves or Black must travel too far to ensure equal access to quality schools. Justice Roberts declared.The districts ''failed to show that they considered methods other than explicit racial classifications to achieve their stated goals.''Perhaps, the school system did not demonstrate a means for combating what is the convention. Schools do not have the power to force people to integrate their local neighborhoods. Educational institutions are not able dictate who lives in what community. After receiving this ruling, Districts must relent, cease, and desist. School Districts will not have the option to open enrollment to those that do not reside in their region. Oh, if they could; schools might possibly be given an opportunity to truly teach tolerance. However, for...

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