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Posted By: Old Guy
23-Oct-06 - 08:42 PM
Thread Name: BS: Spying, Secrecy, and Presidential Power
Subject: RE: BS: Spying, Secrecy, and Presidential Power
The first thing FDR did was to convene a special session of Congress where he introduced a bill amending the War Powers Act to remove the clause excluding American citizens from being bound by its effects. This would allow the President to declare “national emergencies” and unilaterally intact laws to deal with them.