Post by suzeeq Post by Barry Margolin Post by alvey
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That's another oddity about your system. It gives way more power to the
Beloved Leader than any other reputable democracy.
The Constitution actually gives most power to Congress, not the
President. But over time, Congress has delegated more and more powers to
They have? How and which ones?
Margolin is correct. The alvey posting entity trolling "I despise all
Americans" is just being its usual asshole self. Anyone else would have
ignored the troll, but Margolin's purpose in life is to make the
official declaration on behalf of Usenet that a trolling has occurred.
Haven't you ever heard of Chevron deference?
Federal courts will generally defer to an agency's interpretation of the
law based on expert opinion provided by the agency. Federal law is
excessively complicated and Congress has no clue what it passes. Post
WWII (and in some cases, since the New Deal), Congress has allowed the
executive to interpret the law through standards-making in a regulator
process, freeing Congress from legislating all the details.
And then let's never forget that Congress bitches and moan each and
every time the United States goes to war, but mostly because Congress
passed the War Powers Act and subsequent laws to evade its
constitutional burden to declare war. Funny how much Congress would
bitch and moan over the centuries, refusing to exercise political power,
wasn't anticipated by the Founding Fathers.
Who was the last enemy the United States declared war upon through
resolution of Congress? This is sort of a trick question.
Note: The Korean War was declared, not by Congress but the United
Nations Security Council on a day Russia stupidly boycotted, failing
to veto the resolution.