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posted by Sir Solomon: “Seagull, you have some good points there, but here is what I would think would happen. Pretty much, I think we would have a repeat of the events that happened the week after 9/11. Banks and markets close, international concern increases, and when we find out who sponsored the action, or supplied in anyway the materials for the action, we would send over a couple divisions of Marines and an Air Battle Group to take out some frustration on them.
[Edited by Don W]
Originally posted by donwhite
I would not want to repeat that again.
Originally posted by kojac
Thanks for your input Sir Soloman. and the link of succesion.
If this were to happen, do you believe the administration would continue there current polocies?
I guess what i'm trying to ask is how much influence does G.W have on U.S policy? Or is he just towing the party line?
Critics fear that the president could make himself a de facto dictator by side-stepping the other branches of government and making autocratic laws
Originally posted by ceci2006
I also think that without Libby or Rove to count on, he might have to pick a new advisor. Mr. Libby and Mr. Rove are both in the midst of legal troubles. So it would be wise to get rid of the corruption surrounding him.
posted by ceci2006
I also think that without Libby or Rove to count on, he might have to pick a new advisor. Messrs. Libby and Rove are both in the midst of deep legal troubles. It would be wise to get rid of the corruption surrounding him. [Edited by Don W]
posted by Sir Solomon: "I don't think that Cheney (if his ticker doesn't give out) would need any political advisor, why? Because he is going to make the most money he can while in office by doing whatever the heck he feels he can get away with. Also, I think he would try to outlaw the Democrats. I know he wouldn't get too far in that, but you can't say that he wouldn't try: [Edited by Don W]
Originally posted by donwhite
U.S. Constitution. Article II is the Executive branch article. The term, “executive order” is not mentioned. Executive orders relate to the Executive branch. That is, they are internal. However, many actions of the Executive branch have external effects. I see 2 limits on Executive orders. First is the oath of office found in Section 1, Clause 8: “I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will faithfully execute the Office of President of the United States and will to the best of my ability, preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States.” Section 3 includes this language, “ . . he shall take care that the laws be faithfully executed . . “
Sir Solomon: “That may be, but that still hasn't kept the presidents of the past from lining their pockets a little, right?