Up And Down The Bush Philosophy By Walter M. Brasch

Every president has a political philosophy that guides him and, generally, the nation.
George W. Bush believes he has divine inspiration to do what he desires to do, when he needs to do it, and to make his topics adhere to whatever beliefs he holds for the moment. His political philosophy is a chunk of swiss cheese that is being forced down the throats of a lactose-intolerant nation.
Throughout his first marketing campaign for presidential office, he preached a doctrine towards nation building and pre-emptive navy strikes. Inside a year of his inaugural he was already planning to export his version of democracy to the world. Within two years, he had begun spinning half-truth and lies in his plans to launch a pre-emptive strike towards Iraq and to create a regime change.” That nation constructing” plan, however, has confirmed as sturdy as a bridge built by non-union labor working for a corrupt contractor.
As the commander-in-chief, a title of which he isn’t hesitant to use on virtually every event, he discovered he could transfer billion greenback warships as simply because the toy boats and rubber duckies in his bathtub.
George W. Bush, in attacking Invoice Clinton for placing troops into Bosnia, demanded deadlines for withdrawal. But, for the struggle he created in Iraq, and which seems like the quagmire that turned the Vietnam Struggle, he has decided that deadlines have been blueprints for failure, that it is unnecessary to inform the enemy while you plan to start withdrawing.”
As president, George W. Bush pushed the No Baby Left Behind Act, which requires in depth testing of scholars to see that they meet Republican-permitted goals. Inside months of making the program, lecturers were compelled to teach to the check,” reasonably than to improve a student’s schooling. But, President Bush becomes infuriated when critics recommend he has failed every test of success in Iraq, and defiantly tells a nation worn down by the price of a failed international policy that it’s unattainable to measure success in conflict.
When the majority of People declared, in poll after ballot, they opposed using torture, even in opposition to al-Qaeda operatives, the commander-in-chief decided the majority did not matter.
He has disregarded the desires of the individuals who consider in better well being care for all Individuals. Shortly after he took office, President Bush withdrew the United States from the Kyoto Agreement, signed by 37 industrialized nations. His response was to gut the setting and, in opposition to the findings of an awesome majority of scientists, not solely claimed that global warming is not an issue, however has suppressed the views of government scientists.
In virtually each marketing campaign speech, even those after he was elected, he pontificates about fiscal duty, personal freedom, and less authorities within the lives of individuals. His fiscal irresponsibility has led to deficit spending and a nationwide debt that our grandchildren will nonetheless be paying; he launched an extensive spy system in opposition to Individuals, and believes there needs to be even more laws—Constitutional amendments, specifically—to ban flag burning (a problem the Supreme Court docket has already dealt with) and same sex marriage.
When the Republicans managed Congress, the smirky President demanded that the senate adhere to an up-or-down vote on all of his appointees—a majority vote was all that needs to be wanted to approve his candidates. His belief, echoed by the nation’s elected Republicans and googles of conservative radio speak show hosts, opposed the entire historical past of the Senate that permits debate until 60 or more senators vote to end that debate. President Bush invoked that up-or-down” vote on the appointment of John Bolton, who had an extended historical past of opposition to the United Nations, to be the U.S. ambassador to the U.N. President Bush demanded up-or-down votes” in the Senate to approve his nominees to the federal courts, ambassadorships, and the cupboard. It is democracy, he bleated. Majority vote. Majority guidelines. In fact, he conveniently forgot that had he really believed in majority vote, Al Gore would have been president.
Nonetheless, after the Democrats took control of Congress, President Bush saw the light and decided that up-or-down votes didn’t matter. The President’s lieutenants blocked an up-or-down vote on the surge” in Iraq. When the Home voted 247-176 and the Senate voted sixty three-37 to allow federal funding for stem cell research, the oh-so-moral President decided the majority and up-or-down votes did not matter, and vetoed the proposed laws.
When Congress voted to require phased withdrawals from Iraq, President Bush vetoed that laws. When the Senate, by a 53-38 vote, declared that they had No Confidence” in Attorney General Ambrose Gonzales, the President ignored the needs of the majority; the Decider-in-Chief” determined that he would proceed to mismanage the nation without judicial or Congressional recommendation or overview.
To an viewers at Tsinghua University, President Bush mentioned that life in America shows that liberty paired with law is to not be feared. In a free society, diversity is just not disorder, debate just isn’t strife, and dissent is just not revolution.” How his Administration created and enforced the USA PATRIOT Act; how he and his Administration have routinely and maliciously suppressed the rights of dissent, linking dissent to treason; and the way he and his Administration have constantly shown the disregard for the Bill of Rights puts the deceive what he instructed Chinese language college students was his philosophy of government.
In forming the Structure, this nation’s Founding Fathers rejected the idea of the divine right of kings. It’s doubtful the President has read the Constitution. Maybe if he had, his philosophy, like swiss cheese, wouldn’t be so filled with holes, and he might not be so cavalier in pondering he has divine wisdom to shred that document as simply as one shreds a pound of cheese.