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  •  We've bypassed it many times actually (2+ / 0-)
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    Not that any of them were great precedents, but fortunately they mostly have gone unused once the crisis at hand had passed.

    I'm originally from Southern Indiana, which could be characterized as Kentucky without worthwhile BBQ.  It was placed under martial law by President Lincoln, habeous corpus was suspended, etc.  That's obviously a terrible precedent, but fortunately it has since mostly gone unused since.  OTOH, the union was preserved.  Tough call whether it was justified or not, but my point is that not all extra-Constitutional actions are slippery slopes.  Some are necessary evils.  Thoughts?

    No one likes armed missionaries. -- Robespierre.

    by Gator Keyfitz on Wed May 22, 2013 at 04:03:21 PM PDT

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