The president's number one priority is to protect the Constitution
If you liked my rant yesterday about Sen. Roberts' "You have no civil liberties if you are dead" quote, or even if you didn't, you might like Robert Parry's column on the exact same subject, written the day before mine. Parry points out:
As a trade-off for accepting Bush's unlimited powers, the American people have gotten assurances that Bush will make protecting them his top priority. Yet, the presidential oath says nothing about shielding the public from danger; rather it's a vow to "preserve, protect, and defend the Constitution of the United States."Preserve, protect and defend: Not destroy, shred and ignore.