Well the U.S. of A. is a republic which bases its government on the principal of checks and balances, that is Congress makes laws, the judiciary interprets them and the executive branch enforces them. That is the way it has always been that is until George Bush became president. Now the executive branch interprets laws by using signing statements on legislation that the president signs. He no longer vetoes laws that he disagrees with, he merely rewrites them with signing statements explaining which parts of the law he is willing to abide by and further what the Congress actually means by enacting the law in question.
This is a direct violation of one of the most basic tenets of our republic.
Another: The Constitution states that “This Constitution, and the Laws of the United States which shall be made in Pursuance thereof; and all Treaties made, or which shall be made, under the Authority of the United States, shall be the supreme Law of the Land; and the Judges in every State shall be bound thereby, any Thing in the Constitution or Laws of any State to the Contrary notwithstanding.” In other words the U.S. considers treaties signed as binding law. The Bush administration has repeatedly broken its agreements under the Geneva convention and its agreements with the United Nations.
No nation may use force against another except in self defense or when it is authorized to do do by the U.N. Bush ignored this agreement and is, according to Khofi Annan and others breaking international law by preemptively striking Iraq. He repeatedly asserts, either personally or through his spokesmen that the U.S. does not torture yet we have Guantanamo and Abu Ghraib as evidence to dispute this (along with some of Bush’s own statements.) We have the incident in Yemen where a U.S. plane fired on and killed six foreign nationals, in violation of the U.N. charter and the Geneva convention. We have U.S. operatives removing citizens of other countries from the streets of those countries and jetting them to other countries to be tortured and/or killed. We have the executive branch using Guantanamo in Cuba in violation of treaties with Cuba to torture prisoners, (suspending habeas corpus) against whom no evidence has ever been presented while at the same time decrying the Cuban record on human rights violations.
We have the Bush administration suspending habeas corpus in violation of the U.S. Constitution, suspending the right to self-incrimination, suspending the right to counsel, suspending the fourth amendment right to be free of unreasonable searches and seizures.
If these facts do not indicate an intent to alter the currently constituted form of government in the United States of America I will provide more.