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 Posted: Sun Nov 22nd, 2009 01:21 am
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"and of course his party backed him up, just like the Nazis backed Hitler, or the communist backed Stalin.

In Germany, Hitler used the "Emergency Powers" doctrine of the Weimar government to seize power by declaring an emergency; in contrast, Lincoln did it by simply declaring NOTHING, and leaving Congress in recess when their presence was required in resoponse to his intended actions. Thus he clearly acted wth omissive intent to assume office with no word to Congress, despite an obvious duty to inform them that their presence was required by law."

Well, this thread has been officially Godwinned...

Last edited on Sun Nov 22nd, 2009 01:22 am by barrydancer

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