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poli sci 104 notes 4.22 - POLITICAL SCIENCE 104: LECTURE...

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POLITICAL SCIENCE 104: LECTURE HIGHLIGHTS Tuesday 22 April 2008 Presidential Prerogatives: Liberty and Leadership in Wartime http://sakai.rutgers.edu When is it alright to suspend individual rights in order to keep political order? Ben Franklin says people who would give up individual liberty for protection deserve neither. Jackson says sometimes we must be willing to give it up for order. I. Presidential Power A. The Constitution and the Ambiguities of Article II 1. Enumerated powers regarding foreign affairs – constitution never mentions the word foreign, yet the president has emerged as the main power in foreign affairs. Commander in chief, appoints ambassadors, receive foreign ambassadors. This is included in constitution. 2. Executive agreements and executive orders-pacts or agreements between heads of countries involving foreign affairs. This is not a power by the constitution. Supreme court says this is within the inherit powers of president and has the same power as a treaty. 3. Development of President as leading actor in foreign policy-bold action and political acceptance to be leading actor in foreign policy. We think of president as the main foreign policy power. B. Separation and Balance of Power with Other Branches 1. Congressional powers-significant powers. They can declare war. Congress has only declared war 5 times in the history of US. Last time was WWII. Power to raise revenues and disperse funds. Support and maintains the army and the navy. Call out state militias to repel invasions. Regulate commerce with foreign nations, involved in treaties. 2. Congress and the War Powers Act (1973) – specified that the president needed to consult with congress and has to pull out 60 days after invasion if the congress doesn’t declare war. No presidents follow this law. Impact is limited. Passed over the veto of President Nixon.
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This note was uploaded on 05/04/2008 for the course POLISCI 104 taught by Professor Andersen during the Spring '08 term at Rutgers.

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