posted on Feb, 23 2012 @ 01:39 AM
Originally posted by guohua
reply to post by TyrannyNews
I really Think You Should Correct This Statement of Your's...
Thank you for revealing that. I didn't intend to portray either Bush president in any particular way. I had based my comment on bad information. It
seems that my confusion stems from the similar concepts of the Executive Order and the Signing Statement. The latter being used by Presidents to
sometimes challenge or even change the scope of the bill becoming law.
Seeing that some signing statements are benign or even enforce the original intent of the bill, a metric often used to measure how often this process
is abused is a count of instances where it was used to dispute a statute contained within.
It would appear that George W. Bush does, in this case top the list of abusers with 118 disputes or challenges...
Signing Statements at Wikipedia
The New York Times chose to point to the number of sections of bills objected to by Bush, saying...
Mr. Bush ... broke all records, using signing statements to challenge about 1,200 sections of bills over his eight years in office, about twice the
number challenged by all previous presidents combined, according to data compiled by Christopher Kelley, a political science professor at Miami
University in Ohio.
So, it seems that Bush was a record-breaker in attempts to invalidate bills becoming law during his time in the thrown. But, I do appreciate you
correcting my mistake.