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 Posted: Wed May 23rd, 2007 12:51 pm
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David, Thanks!....I kind of understand what you're saying, but I am still confused. If Artilce II, Section I is read this way, in my way of thinking, it still suggests succession (which makes me further agree with you that it is thrown into ambiguity!):

In case of the...... inability to discharge the powers and duties of the said office, the same shall devolve on the Vice President.......

The "and" part, to whic you refer, says to me that both President and VP would have to resign, die or otherwise become incapacitated in order for Congress to declare what officer shall act as President.

Again, I agree with you as to it being ambigious.....I reckon that's why there's a Supreme Court; to iron this stuff out!

I suppose it's like arguing Seccession (again, as you suggest, and I agree!) ....it can be justified, and, at the same time, not justified!

Thanks!

 

Albert Sailhorst

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