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    Re: Constitutional Line of Succession. Frightening thought!

    Quote Originally Posted by Dittohead not! View Post
    Because if it's not being practiced, which seems to be more and more the case, then we're headed for a strong man rule and away from a government of the people.
    Not to be argumentative, but IMO we've been there for quite some time. I'm currently reading Lewis Lapham's book Age Of Folly, which is really a collection of his writings before, during and after 911 and the invasion of Afghanistan. I had forgotten how little debate there was regarding the AUMF. I had forgotten Robert Byrd's dissent by reading some wisdom from Abraham Lincoln into the record.

    Archibald MacLeish: "The dissenter is every human being at those moments of his life when he resigns momentarily from the herd and thinks for himself."

    Abraham Lincoln: "Allow the President to invade a neighboring nation, whenever he shall deem it necessary to repel an invasion...and you allow him to make war at pleasure...If, today, he should choose to say he thinks it necessary to invade Canada, to prevent the British from invading us, how could you stop him? You may say to him, 'I see no probability of the British invading us', but he would say to you, 'Be silent: I see it, if you don't.'"

    The Unitary Executive has become standard practice here in the US.

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    Re: Constitutional Line of Succession. Frightening thought!

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