Re: [NTLK] OT: Dictatorial Powers

From: Eric L. Strobel (
Date: Fri Jun 20 2003 - 12:48:34 PDT

on 06/19/03 5:11 PM, Jack Skoda at wrote:

> If one congressperson dies the governor of the state appoints a
> replacement, who stands until the next election cycle.
> Why is that suddenly not good enough? Like the country couldn't get
> along without congress for a week or two.

I'm pretty sure that's only for Senators. Usually there are enough
Representatives from any given State where the loss of one Representative
doesn't matter too much. But if Congress would get wiped out, the point is
there's no provision to reconstitute it quickly.

BTW, the originator of this thread COMPLETELY missed the point. This would
NOT be an amendment to ensure presidential dictatorial powers, but rather an
amendment to AVOID THE NEED for the president to invoke such powers. And it
is a sorely needed amendment, since the track record of 'enforcers' in
recent US history (i.e., Janet "Kill 'em all and let God sort 'em out" Reno
and the ever-dangerous, un-American, seditionist Ashcroft) isn't very

- Eric.

Eric Strobel (fyzycyst_at_NOSPAM^
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