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    . . . this signing statement says, "The executive branch shall construe section 408© of this law, which makes consultation with a legislative agent a required step in executing the law, to call for but not mandate following this part of the law, as is consistent with our interpretation of what the president can be told to do."

    Or, even more bluntly, "Congress can't tell the president which parts of the law he does and does not have to follow."

    "The great lie of democracy, its essential paradox, is that democracy is first to be sacrificed when its security is at risk." --Ian McDonald

    by Geenius at Wrok on Thu Jul 13, 2006 at 05:16:26 AM PDT

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