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Will America survive Trump?   America - all of it

Started 12/22/18 by Jenifer (Zarknorph); 69723 views.
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From: Jenifer (Zarknorph)

2/22/20

The Powers of the President

According to Article II of the Constitution the President has the following powers:

  • Serve as commander in chief of the armed forces
  • Commission officers of the armed forces
  • Grant reprieves and pardons for federal offenses (except impeachment)
  • Convene Congress in special sessions
  • Receive ambassadors
  • Take care that the laws be faithfully executed
  • Wield the "executive power"
  • Appoint Cabinet officials, White House staff and Supreme Court justices

I think the problem comes from the utter vagueness that is "Wield the executive power".

Wield it how? And what exactly is that power?

In the hands of someone who has had so much power as an executive, it could literally mean anything to Trump.

But yeah, he can grant all the reprieves and pardons he wants!

MEDDLY

From: MEDDLY

2/22/20

The Founding Fathers of the Constitution never expected a wannabe monarch in the future. Almost had one with FDR but it was "fixed" with the 22nd Amendment.

Probably that could explain the vagueness.

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3/8/20

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