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    Re: Obama reaffirms will end "Don't ask Don't tell"

    Quote Originally Posted by Harshaw View Post
    Good God, man.

    Both houses of Congress pass a bill and the President signs it.

    There. There's the process. You should have learned it in fourth grade, if not sooner.
    I can't say this enough: if it's that easy, then what's stopping them?

    Personally, I don't think it's as cut-n-dried as you believe. There's certainly no precedence for it.
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    Re: Obama reaffirms will end "Don't ask Don't tell"

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    I can't say this enough: if it's that easy, then what's stopping them?
    Probably the same thing which stops them from passing any other law.


    Personally, I don't think it's as cut-n-dried as you believe. There's certainly no precedence for it.
    No precedent for the US Congress enacting a change to the US Code? Really? No precedent?
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    Re: Obama reaffirms will end "Don't ask Don't tell"

    Quote Originally Posted by Harshaw View Post
    Probably the same thing which stops them from passing any other law.
    We're not talking about passing a law, we're talking about abolishing a law.




    No precedent for the US Congress enacting a change to the US Code? Really? No precedent?
    There's a precedent for Congress abolishing a law? Ok, let's see it.
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    Re: Obama reaffirms will end "Don't ask Don't tell"

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    There's a precedent for Congress abolishing a law? Ok, let's see it.
    Prohibition.

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    Re: Obama reaffirms will end "Don't ask Don't tell"

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    Prohibition.
    Wrong. Wanna try again?
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    Re: Obama reaffirms will end "Don't ask Don't tell"

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    Wrong. Wanna try again?
    Congress enacts prohibition Oct. 28, 1919
    In February, 1933, Congress approved the 21st Amendment, which repealed the earlier amendment and made the Volstead Act unconstitutional.


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    Re: Obama reaffirms will end "Don't ask Don't tell"

    Those laws that were repealed were nothing, really. One deals with the, "role of the United States Navy", which was repealed when the Navy's role was changed. Another deals with manufacturing misbranded foods in territories. Another excepted the amount payable for goods by the administrator of The Civil Areonautics Board when the amount didn't exceed $100. And, another deals with highways in some fashion.

    We're talking about repealing the law that forbids sodimy. Can you really believe that a law forbidding sodomy is going to be repealed? Laws are repealed when they know long apply, usually. The sodomy law still applies.

    But, hey, believe what you want. In October of 2012, you're going to sitting here bitching because PBO didn't abolish DADT.
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    Re: Obama reaffirms will end "Don't ask Don't tell"

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    Those laws that were repealed were nothing, really. One deals with the, "role of the United States Navy", which was repealed when the Navy's role was changed. Another deals with manufacturing misbranded foods in territories. Another excepted the amount payable for goods by the administrator of The Civil Areonautics Board when the amount didn't exceed $100. And, another deals with highways in some fashion.

    We're talking about repealing the law that forbids sodimy. Can you really believe that a law forbidding sodomy is going to be repealed? Laws are repealed when they know long apply, usually. The sodomy law still applies.

    But, hey, believe what you want. In October of 2012, you're going to sitting here bitching because PBO didn't abolish DADT.
    This is a complete nonsense response to a post which obliterated every leg you have to stand on.

    Congress can amend the US Code any time it wishes. Period.
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