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Old August 14 2011, 06:33 AM   #98
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Re: The Federation Must Die.

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So if obeying the law result in the country ceasing to exist, that preferable to breaking the law?
There is no law that if obeyed would cause the country to cease to exist.
One of the best examples of what I was referring to is this. In 1925, sixteen of the world's major nations signed the Geneva Protocol Treaty, they pledging never to use poison gas in warfare again. Britain was one of those nations. During the second world war, if the German army obtained a beachhead on the British coast, part of the response plan was to use poison gas (likely mustard gas) on the Dover coast and if necessary, inland on the British countryside.

Because national survival trumps law.
And would using mustard gas really have been necessary to defend Great Britain?

Well, maybe except that "the President can't tell the Treasury Department to borrow money without Congress's permission" thing.
Yeah, that whole "to the best of my ability, preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States," thing really seemed to get in the current President way, huh?

I for one am not convinced that the law limiting the amount of debt the U.S. may incur is itself consistent with the Constitution.
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