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Fri May 8, 2015, 02:40 PM

Gun control is mainly an issue for Congress.

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There's little logic in dwelling on it in presidential politics, except insofar as Supreme Court appointees are concerned. And does anyone believe a Sanders presidency would appoint gundamentalists?

That's not a viewpoint often found in association with the sort of jurists who would uphold the rest of his agenda.

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Reply Gun control is mainly an issue for Congress. (Original post)
True Blue Door May 2015 OP
MineralMan May 2015 #1
True Blue Door May 2015 #2
DonViejo May 2015 #3

Response to True Blue Door (Original post)

Fri May 8, 2015, 03:49 PM

1. All major issues are issues for Congress.

The President has no legislative powers whatsoever, except to sign or veto bills.

That's how our system works. All the President can do is propose legislation, and the Congress is free to ignore those proposals.

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Response to MineralMan (Reply #1)

Fri May 8, 2015, 04:01 PM

2. Precisely.

Over-emphasis on presidential politics is a sign of degeneration in our democracy.

Even among the self-selected cognoscenti of progressive politics, somehow I repeatedly find myself having to shout in people's faces that we have three branches of government, and that Presidents don't make laws.

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Response to True Blue Door (Original post)

Fri May 8, 2015, 04:18 PM

3. Locking...

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