Wednesday, March 08, 2006

Checks and balances?

President Bush's domestic spying program is very likely illegal. But a congress controlled by his party is doing everything it can to regain some oversight completely ignoring the question of what has been going on over the last few years. The Constitution separates power so there can be checks and balances, however it has become clear that unless opposing parties control the White House and Congress those checks and balances are undermined by politics. I guess I always believed that integrity and a sense of purpose (and what is best for the country) would trump politics on big issues, but I was mistaken