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    my point is not to indulge in hyperbole though I believe it is a respectable art-form--he does, however have every right to declare Colbert a terrorist. If he does that Colbert has no legal rights and can disspear. Of course, as a practical matter, this won't happen but at some later date when shit hits the fan who knows? My point is that there is nothing legally stopping the executive branch from doing anything it wants because it is a time of war. Of course that is illegal there has been no declaration of war etc., but the President reserves the right to act as-if.

    Om Lokaha Samastaha Sukhino Bhavantu (may all beings in all the worlds be happy)

    by Chris Cosmos on Sun Apr 30, 2006 at 03:41:35 PM PDT

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    •  You know, that's BUSH'S argument (0+ / 0-)

      Mine derives from what Sandra Day O'Connor wrote in Hamdi about war not giving the President a blank check.  He may be able to do these things, but don't call them legal.

      My apologies to students who took my U.S. Government class in the 90s: evidently the Constitution doesn't limit Presidential power after all. Who knew?

      by Major Danby on Sun Apr 30, 2006 at 04:15:01 PM PDT

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