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2Design Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-28-07 09:39 PM
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Congress must stop pres and VP from Candian paper (imperial presidency)
http://www.torontosun.com/News/Columnists/Margolis_Eric...

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White House defenders claim Congress had no constitutional right to interfere in the detailed conduct of war. Not so. The essence of America's political system that has been a beacon to the world for two centuries is the remarkable system of checks and balances conceived by its founding fathers to prevent the emergence of an autocrat, despot, or monarch. It is precisely Congress's duty to stop a president and vice-president who have lost touch with reality, violated the constitution, and are taking America over a cliff. Congress must cease its timidity and stop entreating the president as if he were king. He is only chief executive of the republic, one man among many. Congress is the board of directors. The president, in spite of his supporter's efforts, is not the sacrosanct embodiment of America; that role belongs to Congress.

At a time when America is reeling in defeat, and plunged in deepening confusion, Congress must roar, not whimper.

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twylatharp Donating Member (81 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-28-07 09:42 PM
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1. Absolutely they must stop him , Please!
We've already been through this
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pnwmom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-28-07 09:58 PM
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2. "Congress must roar, not whimper." What a great line. n/t
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Luckyduck Donating Member (434 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-29-07 12:17 AM
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3. The world is waiting
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jelly Donating Member (312 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-29-07 12:26 AM
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4. How humiliating that Canadians are having to teach Congress
about its own Constitutional authority.
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indepat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-29-07 09:43 AM
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5. The servile, obsequious, subservient, boot-licking, lock-stepping past three Congresses
never once whimpered while trashing the Constitution and making a mockery of their oaths of office and this once land of the free and home of the brave. :9
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