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  •  Legislation unlike a treaty (0+ / 0-)

    binds only the US.  It does not bind China.  for instance Congress can pass all the legislation it wants, but in the absence of a treaty there can be no extradition from China.

    Furthermore, "refusing consent" and "veto" are one and the same.

    •  To advise and consent is more than to consent (0+ / 0-)

      if to refuse consent equates to a Veto, what about the part of the phrase that reads ...by and with the advise...?

      Congress can take away Chinas most favored nation trade status simply by passing the legislation to do so. China may then refuse to trade with the US, call in its debts and bankrupt us.

      We may then nationalize all their assets in the US and before long extradition from China is the least of our problems.

      The time consuming investigations and deliberations of Congress that allow them to advise and consent are a big part of the process

      Live Free or Die --- Investigate, Incarcerate

      by rktect on Sat Mar 31, 2007 at 12:18:35 PM PDT

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