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By Paul G. Jaehnert



June 27, 2007

President Bush has attached over 800 bill-signing statements on bills he has signed during his term of office. These bill-signing statements are the most sweeping usurpation of congressional and judicial authority ever conceived by a president in this country. In effect, it puts everyone on notice that even though the President has signed a bill into law, he reserves the right to interpret and/or ignore the law if (in his sole judgment) he believes he has presidential authority to do so. No such over-reaching power should be held by anyone.

Congress should act immediately to stop this practice. I am not prepared to cede this kind of power to any President -- especially this President!

Paul G. Jaehnert
Vadnais Hts., MN

Received June 27, 2007 - Published June 27, 2007


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