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    Why would the Administration assert this right if they didn't think they'd need it? There seems little reason to believe that such "extraordinary" circumstances will ever come to pass. So why open this can of worms? They are either trying to assert as much authority as they can on the hypothetical notion that they might need it, or they have some reason to believe that there are domestic terrorists that could not be handled through usual means -- i.e. arrest, prosecution, etc. IMHO I think this right is too broad and Congress should stop it, even if it is highly unlikely to ever be used.

    The civil rights, gay rights and women's movements, designed to allow others to reach for power previously grasped only by white men, have made a real difference, and the outlines of 21st century America have emerged. -- Paul West of LA Times

    by LiberalLady on Wed Mar 06, 2013 at 08:52:29 PM PST

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