Have you heard the term? Unitary Executive Powers. I've just come across it, which shows how much I get my news from the mainstream media. It is an interpretation by the Executive Branch of the US Govt that gives the president, in this case GW Bush, vastly larger powers than perhaps was intended by the framers of the Constitution. As I read earlier some in the Bush Administration believe the President has control over the military as he would have control over a veto or pardon and is not subject to reviewability [by an outside entity, such as congress].
I watched a couple of clips from the last Republican debate, and Mitt Romney actually went so far as to say he would consult his attorneys regarding the validity of going to war w/a specific country. Ron Paul freaked out and told him he was nuts, "all you have to do is open the Constitution and read you can't go to war without Congress' approval you ignorant jackass...'Paraphrased.
Tha point is, we have a bunch of dipshits running for office. We have a president that thinks the Executive Branch is not a branch of the government, but he believes he IS the executive branch.
Bush isn't the first. According to Wikipedia, in 1831 Andrew Jackson "refused to recognize a decision by the United States Supreme Court That exempted the Cherokee Nation from Georgia state law an recognized they had a right to self-government. The Judicial Branch was powerless to force Jackson to enforce their opinion." Much to the Cherokee Nations detriment. And, this set a precedent whereby other Native Tribes could be abused by the Executive Branch.
IT IS TIME FOR A SYSTEMIC CHANGE IN THE UNITED STATES.