Power of the Veto

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    Our government was intended to have equal powers between three branches of government to provide checks and balances as a means of a defence agianst being captured by an Oligarchy.

    One of the most powerfull checks is the power of the veto. By design the president is more or less a fairly weak position. The executive order was never intended to be used to legislate law, instead it was designed to command the troops. However the founders did enable the president with the power to veto any bill that is unconstitutional.

    Ron Paul has already stated that he plans to veto every bill that is unconstitutional.

    I cant wait, and I hope he gets a big red rubber stamp for it.

    VETO
     
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    Look at the bright side

    The only way Ron Paul gets into the White House is to take a tour
     
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    He has also said he will not write law from the executive order, which would be a very sharp contrast to recent history.

    Thats whats so funny about the whole situation, and why he is so 'unelectable'. He doesnt need to work with this bullshit congress to come through on most of his commitments. He just has to adhear to the constitution and the rule of law.

    I hope he has good security, the last guy to face off on power like this was JFK.
     
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    Ron Paul can rest easy....no way will he ever get power
     
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    One way to cut out the pork and earmarks...
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    Lawmakers attempt variation on line-item veto
    7 Dec.`11 WASHINGTON – Every year, the U.S. Department of Education spends $9 million on whaling museums earmarked in four states: Alaska, Hawaii, Massachusetts and Mississippi.

     

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