Presidential Power 2 - Mr. President, It has come to my...

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Mr. President, It has come to my attention that the media and the public are in an uproar about the usage of executive power in this administration. You have been called a tyrant, among other things. Many refer to the USA PATRIOT Act as your most heinous act, as well as continuing the fight in Iraq. Mr. President I believe there are solutions to this problem. These solutions may be able to save your presidency and your reputation. During the Civil War, President Abraham Lincoln shared a similar situation during the Civil War. The times were hard on many people and President Lincoln was facing a broken Union and a Confederate army that was none to happy with the Union. In order to prevent major catastrophe, President Lincoln extended his power in a time of great need. There is no doubt that you, Mr. President, have also extended your power. Now, to follow President Lincoln’s example, you must give it back. For example, during the Civil War, President Lincoln did in fact suspend Habeas Corpus, a principle that is still one of the greatest pieces of writing in the history of the United States. Habeas Corpus has ensured Americans freedom for centuries. President Lincoln suspended this treasure
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This note was uploaded on 03/30/2008 for the course HIST 110 taught by Professor Hyme during the Spring '08 term at Michigan State University.

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Presidential Power 2 - Mr. President, It has come to my...

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