Presidential Signing Statements

President Bush has apparently attached a signing statement into a new Postal Accountability and Enhancement Act. The signing statement allows Bush to open postal mail without a warrant even though the law was written to enhance the constitutional protections of postal mail. It appears Bush has signed the law with a statement that directly contradicts the law itself.

This is nothing new to our Emperor, of course. During the five first years in office George W. Bush had written 807 signing statements. That’s more than all previous presidents combined. And up from 140 during the 8 years Bill Clinton was the president.


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