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 Posted: Fri Apr 13th, 2012 12:11 pm
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Texas Defender wrote:
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  Ah, I see. So by this it seems you mean that the President can disregard the Constitution if, in his viewpoint, that would: "Benefit the United States the most."

  It is precisely this kind of interpretation that the Founding Fathers feared, which is why they set up a system of shared power among the branches to keep any from exceeding their authority.

 


But you argued before about checks and balances. Didn't the United States Congress also sided with the excutive branch during the Civil War?

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