The good thing about being President of the United States is that you get to do whatever the hell you want to do all the time. No?
Oh, well maybe someone should tell Newt Gingrich…
Newt Gingrich has pledged that on his first day as president he will set up a constitutional showdown by ordering the military to defy a supreme court ruling extending some legal rights to foreign terrorism suspects and captured enemy combatants in US custody.
The Republican contender told a forum of anti-abortion activists ahead of South Carolina's primary election that as president he would ignore supreme court rulings he regards as legally flawed. He implied that would also extend to the 1973 decision, Roe vs Wade, legalising abortion.
"If the court makes a fundamentally wrong decision, the president can in fact ignore it," said Gingrich to cheers.
Well spit fire and save the matches! If only the Bush administration had known about this rule they could have completely ignored the judiciary so many times! And President Obama must have only just recently heard about it, having expanded the rule to include Congress.
At that same forum, Rick Perry (Retire In Peace) echoed Gingrich's desire to overturn Roe vs Wade, solidifying the premature end of his campaign by saying…
Think about 35,000 children every day are aborted in China. That country is destined for the ash heap of history unless it changes its values.
That probably went too far for Gingrich. No need to throw the baby out with the bathwater. Damning China to an ash heap disregards a lot of it's rich traditional history, for instance, taking a concubine.
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