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    Re: Is there a valid reason for a President to veto a bill...

    Quote Originally Posted by Hugh_Akston View Post
    Is there a valid reason for a President to veto a bill other than on Constitutional grounds?

    If a bill makes it through both houses of Congress (never mind that the states have no voice - that's an entirely different problem) and makes it the desk of the President, should he be able to veto it if there is not a Constitutional issue with the bill?
    Yes, he should be allowed to veto. It's one check on the power of Congress. Additionally, the President has to execute the bills passed by Congress and signed into law by him. If he should think that the law over steps the bounds of what his office is allowed to do, he can veto it.
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    Re: Is there a valid reason for a President to veto a bill...

    Quote Originally Posted by Hugh_Akston View Post
    Is there a valid reason for a President to veto a bill other than on Constitutional grounds?

    If a bill makes it through both houses of Congress (never mind that the states have no voice - that's an entirely different problem) and makes it the desk of the President, should he be able to veto it if there is not a Constitutional issue with the bill?
    Absolutely. Economic reasons, for instance, seem particularly compelling right now.

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    Re: Is there a valid reason for a President to veto a bill...

    The way I look at it is we have the legislative branch and the executive branch being dependent on each other to enact laws. Congress must vote, and the president must sign it into law. It's apart of the checks and balances that we have in our nation. The president has the Constitutional right to veto laws he is against. However he is ultimately accountable to the people on election day and will be replaced if Americans believe that he is not a good president. With every veto comes political praise or repercussions.
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    Re: Is there a valid reason for a President to veto a bill...

    Quote Originally Posted by Kandahar View Post
    Yes. He was elected just as much as the members of Congress were. Why should he not be able to veto legislation if he doesn't like it?
    Yup, it's a judgement call. There are no criteria for a veto specified in the Constitution.
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    Re: Is there a valid reason for a President to veto a bill...

    Quote Originally Posted by X Factor View Post
    That's because I believe in a stricter Constitutional interpretation so, rulings in "my favor" would be easily justified by the Constitution.
    Examples? I'm curious.
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    Re: Is there a valid reason for a President to veto a bill...

    Yes, because I say so.

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    Re: Is there a valid reason for a President to veto a bill...

    Quote Originally Posted by Aunt Spiker View Post
    Examples? I'm curious.
    Pretty much any ruling in favor of recognizing state's rights as well as the limits on federal power. Anything too that upholds anything plainly stated in the Constitution. The right to bear arms as an example.
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    Re: Is there a valid reason for a President to veto a bill...

    Quote Originally Posted by X Factor View Post
    Pretty much any ruling in favor of recognizing state's rights as well as the limits on federal power. Anything too that upholds anything plainly stated in the Constitution. The right to bear arms as an example.
    Oh - I thought you were going to give a serious example.

    I guess I took the bait.
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    Re: Is there a valid reason for a President to veto a bill...

    Quote Originally Posted by Aunt Spiker View Post
    Oh - I thought you were going to give a serious example.

    I guess I took the bait.
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    Re: Is there a valid reason for a President to veto a bill...

    Quote Originally Posted by Your Star View Post
    Yes, it is just another one of our checks, and balances.
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