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midwayer Donating Member (719 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-11-04 10:19 PM
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76. Presidential Authority


"To put this in some context, the president now has the absolute authority, under the expansion of the War Powers Act of 1947 therein contained in the USA Patriot Act. This expansion of these powers means, in this case, that once the president declares a State of National Emergency, which he did on September 14, 2001, three days after the 9-11 incident, that effectively authorizes the president to do a variety of thingspostpone elections, cancel elections, impose a state of martial law, order the arrest of any legislative or judicial members of government, etc. Those powers had always existed. However the president couldnt act without the consent of Congress. He couldnt assume these imperial powers without a super-majority vote in Congress and without a majority opinion from the Supreme Court.

The USA Patriot Act, however, sidelines the legislative and judicial branches from their oversight role legislative oversight or judicial review after the President declared a state of National Emergency. It gives the president the power to act by edict."

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