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markpkessinger Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-11 08:09 AM
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55. Think about this: EVEN if you think President Obama can be trusted with such powers ...
... What if, at some point in the future, someone like Rick Perry (God forbid) were to be elected to the presidency. Would you want someone like him, or a future Dick Cheney, to have the power to target citizens like that? I know I sure as hell wouldn't!

But what this Administration, or indeed any administration, does sets a precedent that future administrations will embrace. And as has been clearly demonstrated by the current President, who campaigned against the extra-judicial actions of his predecessor, once in power, presidents almost never voluntarily cede any powers or prerogatives claimed by their predecessors, and if anything, they expand upon them.
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