Pay No Attention To That Man …
“Decisions by the Secretary pursuant to the authority of this Act are non-reviewable and committed to agency discretion, and may not be reviewed by any court of law or any administrative agency.”
It reminds me very much of Article VI of the Constitution of the The Union Of Soviet Socialist Republics:“The Communist Party, armed with Marxism-Leninism, determines the general perspectives of the development of society and the course of the home and foreign policy of the USSR, directs the great constructive work of the Soviet people, and imparts a planned, systematic and theoretically substantiated character to their struggle for the victory of communism.”
Article VI was all the party needed for totalitarian power. All the rest was window-dressing for American apparatchiki to scratch their heads over. In the “Workers Paradise,” nobody even bothered.
Now, when American taxpayers see Article VIII, they might recognize that it effectively grants “The Secretary” dictatorial powers without revelation to, or review by, any Constitutional authority (including “We the People,” natch).
Of course, Article VIII is unconstitutional. But do you think the Supreme Court will want to interfere with the “rescue of our financial system,” when we’re only one Justice away from overturning Roe v. Wade (By Golly!)?
Resolved: “The Secretary” must be unimpeded by the hoi polloi as he goes about “saving the financial system” and burying our constitutional republic,
Therefore, be it resolved that, in order to prevent any unpleasant actions on the part of the masses that might impede “The Secretary” in his messianic mission, the neocons now present a new distraction for us, guaranteed to take the pressure off the useful idiot. Aren’t we at war with Eurasia? (Or is it Eastasia)?
Wait! Right Now! Look! Forget “The Secretary”! Forget the “Constitution”! The Wall Street Journal, as part of its effort to foist Paulson’s Folly on the rest of the country, uses its once-powerful editorial page to sound the alarm: Be afraid, be very afraid — why, “Everyone Needs to Worry About Iran“!8:57 am on September 22, 2008 Email Christopher Manion