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Sun Dec 2, 2018, 09:23 PM

Commander in Chief question

If the Pres is Commander in Chief of all the military and it can be proven that tRump is incapable of performing that position because of decisions he's made that put troops in harms way or other reasons, could this be a back door to remove him from office?

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in2herbs Dec 2018 OP
MineralMan Dec 2018 #1
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PoliticAverse Dec 2018 #3
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Polybius Dec 2018 #5

Response to in2herbs (Original post)

Sun Dec 2, 2018, 09:25 PM

1. No. Impeachment and removal by Congress

Is the only way. Period. End of story.

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Response to in2herbs (Original post)

Sun Dec 2, 2018, 09:27 PM

2. CoC's job is to put troops in harms way

And the troops understand that.

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Response to in2herbs (Original post)

Sun Dec 2, 2018, 09:32 PM

3. That's really what the 25th amendment was put in place for...

the case for when the President has "gone nuts"...

Section 4. Whenever the Vice President and a majority of either the principal officers of the executive departments or of such other body as Congress may by law provide, transmit to the President pro tempore of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives their written declaration that the President is unable to discharge the powers and duties of his office, the Vice President shall immediately assume the powers and duties of the office as Acting President.
Thereafter, when the President transmits to the President pro tempore of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives his written declaration that no inability exists, he shall resume the powers and duties of his office unless the Vice President and a majority of either the principal officers of the executive department or of such other body as Congress may by law provide, transmit within four days to the President pro tempore of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives their written declaration that the President is unable to discharge the powers and duties of his office. Thereupon Congress shall decide the issue, assembling within forty-eight hours for that purpose if not in session. If the Congress, within twenty-one days after receipt of the latter written declaration, or, if Congress is not in session, within twenty-one days after Congress is required to assemble, determines by two-thirds vote of both Houses that the President is unable to discharge the powers and duties of his office, the Vice President shall continue to discharge the same as Acting President; otherwise, the President shall resume the powers and duties of his office.

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Response to in2herbs (Original post)

Sun Dec 2, 2018, 09:56 PM

4. But, military officers and regular troops

have a legal responsibility under US and international law to not obey an “illegal order.”
That is a very precarious decision for any military person since failure to follow an order that might later be determined to be legal can have severe consequences.

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Response to in2herbs (Original post)

Sun Dec 2, 2018, 10:01 PM

5. You mean a coup?

Not something I would support. It could lead to a dictatorship.

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