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Bucky Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-18-07 04:32 AM
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11. Proceed with caution
Under such a scenario, there's a better than even chance Gonzales wouldn't recognize the legitimacy of Congress's authority. As the nation's top law enforcement officer, he's in a unique position to not only declare the action unconstitutional, but to resist arrest as well.

Such a move could easily degenerate into a showdown between two conflicting sets of men with authority and guns. Which in turn could devolve into a gunfight. At the DoJ building. At high noon. Welcome to Bush's America. If you try to arrest the guy with nominal command of the FBI, you don't send in just fifteen guys. You send in Chuck Norris.

A more plausible scenario (I pray) is the matter would get resolved by the Supreme Court. Sadly that body would stand a better than even chance of declaring 5-4 that Congress exceeded its authority.
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