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  • u_kiddin_me_or_what u_kiddin_me_or_what Jan 26, 2007 8:10 PM Flag

    bush vows to ignore congress - much like roman emporers

     

    cracking up. loose canon. nervous breakdown. insolent. arrogant. dictator in the making. big loser.

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    • Presidents don't need congress's permission to attack a country.

      1) Constitution:
      Article II, Section 2
      "President shall be Commander in Chief of the Army and Navy of the United States, and of the Militia of the several States, when called into the actual Service of the United States."

      Article II, Section 1.
      "The executive power shall be vested in a President of the United States of America."


      2) SUPREME COURT RULINGS:

      Johnson v. Eisentrager, 339 U.S. 763, 789 (1950) (President has authority to deploy United States armed forces "abroad or to any particular region")

      Fleming v. Page, 50 U.S. (9 How.) 603, 615 (1850) ("As commander-in-chief, [the President] is authorized to direct the movements of the naval and military forces placed by law at his command, and to employ them in the manner he may deem most effectual")

      Loving v. United States, 517 U.S. 748, 776 (1996) (Scalia, J., concurring in part and concurring in judgment) (The "inherent powers" of the Commander in Chief "are clearly extensive.")

      Maul v. United States, 274 U.S. 501, 515-16 (1927) (Brandeis & Holmes, JJ., concurring) (President "may direct any revenue cutter to cruise in any waters in order to perform any duty of the service")

      Massachusetts v. Laird, 451 F.2d 26, 32 (1st Cir. 1971) (the President has "power as Commander-in-Chief to station forces abroad"); Authority to Use United States Military Forces in Somalia, 16 Op. O.L.C. 6 (1992).

    • Bush should be forced into public service at a VA hospital for a number of years as his War Crimes Trial heats up.

 
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