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Pelosi: Executive Branch suborn to Legislative Branch

Discussion in 'Politics' started by toddnjoyce, May 8, 2019.

  1. toddnjoyce

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  2. Frank59

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    Only shows how clueless Dems are to the U.S. Constitution!!
     
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  4. easy rider

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    What does self impeachable mean? Quit?
     
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  5. Moonpie

    Moonpie U.S. Rifle M1 caliber .30 Lifetime Member

    Hate to agree with her but she is correct.

    Congress has the constitutional authority to override the President.
     
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  6. easy rider

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    That's two houses and two thirds votes though.
     
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  7. robertc1024

    robertc1024 Moderator Staff Member Moderator TGT Supporter

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    Damn but that leaves a bitter taste.
     
  8. oldag

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    Liberals never were big on the constitution.
     
  9. oldag

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    That is one of the checks and balances. Supreme Court can override congress.

    All were intended to be equal, with checks and balances in place.
     
  10. toddnjoyce

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    Nope. By that logic, SCOTUS is the ‘superior’ branch.

    The Constitution provides veto power to prevent Congress from becoming too powerful; by the same token, Congress is provided veto override to prevent the executive branch from becoming too powerful.

    It’s an elegant system of checks and balances. Interestingly, the Constitution is silent on the equality of the three branches. In Federalist 51, Madison argues the system of checks and balances is a safeguard to ensure one branch of government could not have too much power over another to prevent tyranny of the majority and protect liberty.

    And that, is exactly what Pelosi is arguing for: tyranny of the majority.
     


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