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Friday, August 24, 2007

Huffington Post calls for a military coup

This is asinine, and shows the utter stupidity of the port-side 'Sphere. Captain Ed grabbed it today and he's not letting up. From the Huff-Po's site (I refuse to link to children, TY):

General Pace - you have the power to fulfill your responsibility to protect the troops under your command. Indeed you have an obligation to do so.

You can relieve the President of his command.

Not of his Presidency. But of his military role as Commander-In-Chief. ...

In addition to relieving him of his command as Commander-In-Chief, you also have authority to place the President under MILITARY arrest.

Um, Martin Lewis is a moron. General Pace can't remove the president from his position as commander-in-chief of the US military. NO ONE can strip him of that exclusive right. Know why? Because the constitution says so:

The President shall be commander in chief of the Army and Navy of the United States, and of the militia of the several states, when called into the actual service of the United States;

The constitution gives him this power, and it can't be separated from the powers of the presidency. That would be like demanding Congress pass a law that banned him from vetoing legislation, or that banned him from filling vacancies in federal offices with appointments. It can't be done.

Furthermore, as Captain Ed astutely points out, he doesn't serve at the sufferance of the military. He serves at our sufferance because we're the people who put him in charge. The military can't arrest the president. They can't interfere with his powers. Martin Lewis needs to go back to school and take a remedial course on US government, and this time pay attention instead of sleeping through the class.

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