How exactly has George W. bush violated the U.S. Constitution?

@Taskr36 (13928)
United States
May 13, 2009 4:51pm CST
I'd really like to see a good, solid list of his constitutional violations. I am not asking for a Bash Bush thread, or a load of "Bush lied, people died" crap. I'm really looking for honest answers like saying "Warrantless wiretaps violate the 4th amendment i.e. search and seizure". If you could provide a specific part of the constitution with your claims, I'd really appreciate it. If you're interested in talking about Obama's violations, do me a favor and wait on that. I'll start a thread on that later. On a final note, if I disagree with you, I'll say so. If you can't back up your claim, don't cry when I call you on it. Thank you.
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@missybal (4492)
• United States
14 May 09
Bush didn't do anything alone. It took Republican's and Democrats to pass bills. I see you already got your answer in great detail. It's not like congress hasn't violated the constitution before. I doubt the members of congress have even read the constitution lately.
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@Taskr36 (13928)
• United States
14 May 09
The majority of them don't read it I'm sure. I know full well that every time he violated the constitution he had both democrats and republicans backing him up. For all the attacks on him by the left, I'm really surprised I didn't get more responses to this question. This was a golden opportunity for anyone with a legitimate constitutional beef over his policies.
@missybal (4492)
• United States
15 May 09
You gave them too much of a warning that they would have to prove their point and you would be responding. Liberal's hate to discuss the constitution... they only like it when someone is not at all knowledgeble so they can twist it into meaning what ever is to their advantage. Especially the 14th in my opinion. I wanted to make that point because even know I knew you knew it I also thought a bunch of people from the left didn't jump at this and wanted to put that out there.
@Taskr36 (13928)
• United States
15 May 09
Well I've been accused of censoring and intimidating people by challenging them to back up their statements and calling them out when they are lying or misleading people. I guess I'm just so scary and intimidating as words on a computer screen that even the "Bush is a war criminal" crowd runs and hides when I give them an open opportunity to legitimately explain their issues. I knew Xfahctor would give me some solid examples. I'd just hoped to get the more rabid liberals on the board to give serious consideration to the accusations against Bush and determine which are valid and why. No such luck.
• United States
14 May 09
I'm not allowed to copy and paste links yet, but if you type in the search: Bush Administration versus the US Constitution scorecard, it's the first result. Give it a try. I'm actually a conservative that voted Libertarian this time around and will continue to do so until we get back to limited government and the real constitution. I voted for Bush twice, but refused to vote for McCain or Obama. Republicans and Democrats are pretty much the same now. They have the same goals, just different ways of getting there. To get real change, go Libertarian. The problems run very deep, and both parties are corrupt
@Taskr36 (13928)
• United States
14 May 09
Yeah, I've seen plenty of sites like that. I wasn't really looking for a copy and paste job though. There are a lot of accusations against Bush, some valid and some not so valid. I was looking for people to honestly articulate what they personally felt were constitutional violations and why since many people who attack him and his violations are either incapable of naming them, or openly support the exact same violations of the constitution when the person committing them has a letter "D" next to his name.
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• United States
27 May 09
Bush put us all in trillion dollar debt.now we people have to pay it out of the wazoo taxes or what ever but its coming out of our hydes. enough to know he skunked us in debt as his father did. good riddence to them and hope they all fall flat on there arses and lose every dime they have!! My opinions isnt liked oh well dont know what to tell yas. dont ask if the reply back isnt what you wanted to here.
@Taskr36 (13928)
• United States
28 May 09
I appreciate your response Reneemm, but you're wrong. Bush did not put us in trillion dollar debt. We were already in debt by $5.7 trillion when he took office. When he left office we were in debt by about $10.3 trillion. His father didn't leave us in debt that much. We were $4.2 trillion in debt at the end of Bush Senior's term and he entered office with about $2.5 trillion in debt. Your opinions aren't really important to me since your facts are just plain wrong. Aside from all your mistakes, you failed to mention any constitutional violations. This country has been in debt since long before you or I were born and I don't know of any part of the constitution that would make it a violation to have us in debt or increase that debt.
@Destiny007 (5820)
• United States
15 May 09
Well, he expanded a lot of government that is in violation of the Constitution. The Patriot Act was another, and the worst of all was TARP. There is no doubt that there were many violations, and they cannot be excused. The only thing he did do right was the tax cuts and Iraq... although Iraq should have been defeated and left to rebuild itself. That is something I have come to believe. We should not be nation building.