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President’s clout limited by law

American Democracy works as dictated by the constitution of the United States.

The president cannot make laws. He cannot create any protective action or attacks for or against anything and that includes science and industry. He can influence, agree with, or disagree, sign or not sign legislation created and passed by Congress.

Critics say “Obama has been eager to engage in socialism.”

They are implying he creates it. They are wrong.

There is just one and only one exception: war. As commander-in-chief of the armed forces, the president can send troops to battle without an official war declaration, but Congress holds the power to declare war.

Dan Meckes

Altoona