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Bill-signing statements are too powerful
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Editor, President Bush has attached over 800 bill-signing statements on bills he has signed during his term of office.
These bill-signing statements are the most sweeping usurpation of congressional and judicial authority ever conceived by a president in this country.
In effect, it puts everyone on notice that even though the president has signed a bill into law, he reserves the right to interpret and/or ignore the law if (in his sole judgment) he believes he has presidential authority to do so.
No such over-reaching power should be held by anyone.
Congress should act immediately to stop this practice. I am not prepared to cede this kind of power to any president — especially this president!
Paul  G. Jaehnert
Vadnais Hts., Minn.
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