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Republican opposition to Trumps emergency declaration grows

Discussion in 'U.S. Politics' started by Walter, Feb 25, 2019.

  1. Walter

    Walter Administrator Staff Member

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    "How much are you willing to undermine both the Constitution and the Congress in order to advance a policy outcome that by all other legitimate means is not achievable?"

    "We who have served where you serve now call on you to honor your oath of office and to protect the Constitution and the responsibilities it vested in Congress."

    Their letter:
    https://www.politico.com/f/?id=0000...00164-6c29-dcf8-a5f5-7e6b4a880000&nlid=630318
     
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    dogtowner Moderator Staff Member

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    Congress passed the law that provides for this.
    Its a little late to complain about it.
    Congress has been cedeing its power for decades, remember how they gladly gave away war powers ?
    Its done and wont be undone.
     
  3. Walter

    Walter Administrator Staff Member

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    Right.

    I hope for an enlightenment. Maybe Trump is one.
     
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    dogtowner Moderator Staff Member

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    Enlightenment? Who knows but he certainly is changing the paradigm in DC and thats very welcome.
     
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    That's all correct.

    But, this time, Congress isn't so much ceding power to the president as the president is grabbing it.
     
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    dogtowner Moderator Staff Member

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    No nit really. Congress wrote the law cresting this mechanism. They did not put any sort of approval control into it and that's as complete a cede as you can get.
     
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    Whatever, it's high time Congress took back the power the Constitution gives it, starting with the power to declare war, and not leaving behind the power to control spending.
     
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    dogtowner Moderator Staff Member

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    No argument here but it won't happen. They like not having to bear responsibility. Makes it easier to get reelected.
     
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