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Subj: Re: US out of the Iran nuclear deal
Posted: Wed May 16, 2018 at 07:22:22 pm CDT (Viewed 517 times)
Reply Subj: Re: US out of the Iran nuclear deal
Posted: Tue May 15, 2018 at 11:59:12 pm CDT (Viewed 518 times)

    Also, you clipped the part of my post in which I asked a direct question. I made it clear the question was not rhetorical, and I believe it is relevant to much of this conversation. I will copy/paste it again below.

    Here's a question, which I think gets to the heart of the matter. Not a rhetorical question, it's one that I am asking you to answer. Do you think the US President should have the authority to enter into legally binding treaties with foreign nations? Is that power something you trust in the hands of one person, or is it something which is better kept in congress where a more rigorous debate is forced?

    Do you want Donald Trump to be able to enter into any agreement he wants with other nations, and they are legally binding for all future administrations to follow? I don't. The constitution wasn't written with the most perfect person in mind always holding the office of the president. It was written knowing that the office would be held by flawed men (and Trump is a very flawed man).

No, I do not think Presidents should be allowed to enter legally binding agreements with other countries solely on their own authority. I still don't think it gets to the heart of the matter or is relevant here because I already stated that Trump has the ability to break the deal. It was just stupid to do so.

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