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Response to AncientGeezer (Reply #40)

Thu Feb 21, 2019, 01:40 PM

44. Sorry, but you need to look at the constitution and abide by it.

Yes, you are right for the most part.. The POTUS can veto "any" spending bill, except one. If the spending bill is passed to him for his approval and it contains ONLY the needed funds to keep legal obligations of the government funded thereby not impairing lawfully established and currently operating functions of our government, then he has no choice but to pass it.

Why? To assume his office, the POTUS had to take the following oath or affirmation: "I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will faithfully execute the Office of the President of the United States, and will to the best of my Ability, preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States."

Should he veto such a pass-through spending bill that does nothing else but keep the government running, allowing it to pursue its normal, lawfully established operations, then he has violated his solemn oath or affirmation that allowed him to enter the Execution of his Office. He does have the right to veto, if the veto causes a failure to provide needed appropriations for the government to continue its lawful operations.

Why? Because the constitution charges the POTUS with an important obligation: "he shall take Care that the Laws be faithfully executed".

If his reason for a veto of the pass-through spending bill was that his pet wall was not funded, then he would be doubly in trouble because he used the veto and ensuing shutdown as coercion by his act putting himself ahead of congress and thereby destroying the concept of separation of powers, which is a basis of our democracy.

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