Bush knew he was directly violating the Constitution and effectively acting as a despot because he received a call from the Speaker of the House before signing the bill, warning him that it had not been passed.
America: Is this not enough to convince 100% of you of the folly of this regime?
In Nixon's time, this would be a constiutional crisis, and would have been the
leading news story on every single news media outlet.
I regret saying I think our country is truly done-for. -Marleen