The best type of gift is one that can help people improve their lives and the lives of others. For Bush and his Administration, I think the decision is simple. The Raw Story reports in Group hopes to ‘flood the Oval Office’ with 25,000 copies of the Constitution:
The Center for Constitutional Rights plans to “flood the Oval Office with copies of the Constitution this holiday season … as a seasonal reminder that the Constitution needs to be upheld; not destroyed.”
Those interested can also sign an accompanying letter addressed to President Bush, which poses a multitude of questions reminding the president “that he swore an oath to uphold the Constitution of the United States.”
“I would have hoped that you’d be pretty familiar with [the Constitution] already,” writes the anonymous author, “because you have at least three times in your life taken a solemn oath to uphold, protect and defend it, but all the signs indicate that you either don’t know what’s in it, or you don’t care.”
The diatribe covers controversial topics such as habeus corpus and torture, and beseeches the President to “uphold, protect and defend [the Constitution], like you swore you would.”
Interested parties can donate money to help cover costs if they wish, but the offer itself is completely free. The CCR hopes to send the President more than 25,000 copies of the Constitution by January 2008.
It’s easy to argue that the Republican Party has given itself far too many gifts already. From corporate kickbacks to no-bid contracts for plundering Iraq, it’s unlikely that Bush will treasure this keepsake. After all, Bush doesn’t seem to be all that found of this work (see Bush- [The Constitution] is just a goddamned piece of paper for details). I only wish I could believe that he’d read and consider the Constitution. But, it appears that in the United States, that’s asking far too much of the President.