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Bush's arrogance
Wed Jul 11, 2007 16:03
 

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Subject: Bush's arrogance
Date: Wed, 11 Jul 2007 16:57:03 -0400
From: rj3@comcast.net
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To: Glady Schroeder glady_schroeder@craig.senate.gov

Glady -

I have absolutely no idea as to what Senator Craig's position is on a
President's ability to refuse to answer Congress's questions, let
alone for a mere appointed employee of the Executive branch of the
government's being able to refuse to answer Congressional
questions. But I do know what the Constitution says and what the
men who drew up and adopted the Constitution had in mind.

In fact, Jefferson spoke directly to the idea saying (during the
debates on Article II, Section 2: powers of the president) "In
questions of power, then, let no more be heard of confidence in man,
but bind him down from mischief by the chains of the constitution."
And the Constitution is not something they drew up over a cup of
coffee. They debated and discussed from May 25, 1787 to September
15, 1787! Just 10 days short of four months!

Furthermore, several of the Convention delegates mentioned in their
letters home, etc. that the government they were creating was
modeled on the "social contract" philosophy of
government. (Actually, they did not use the word "social contract,"
but some of them did name Locke and Sidney as the "inspirers" of the
government they established, and Locke and Sidney were major
advocates of the "social contract" theory of government!

The Constitution functionally is nothing more (or less) than the
"Articles of Incorporation" for the fictitious entity named the
"United States of America" while Congress is the Board of Directors
of that corporation. And the president is just the "chief operating
officer" of said corporation. ("We, the people" are the stockholders
of said corporation. Now... As such, the President possesses no
"power" over Congress but Congress. as the stockholders'
representatives possesses every power to command the president to
answer any and every question they ask and to respond to every
"summons" they give the s.o.b.!

Oh, yes. Congress does possess the authority: the power to fire a
president. They call it "impeachment" in government. If the
arrogant, draft-dodging, arrogant spoiled child continues to defy
Congress, Will Senator Craig move his impeachment? Grounds could be
contempt of the Constitution, refusal to answer inquiries, summonses
from Congress, etc.

It would be a wonderful education in civics for the future leaders
and voters of America.

Thanks a lot.
Marvin Gardner

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