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Tue Feb 23, 2021, 12:50 AM

Five recent informal amendments to the Constitution

FEBRUARY 22, 2021
Jonathan Rauch

... No president shall be removed from office for treason, bribery, or any other crime or misdemeanor, no matter how high, should a partisan minority of the Senate choose to protect him ...

... Congressional oversight shall be optional. No congressional subpoena or demand for testimony or documents shall bind a president who chooses to ignore it ...

... Congressional appropriations shall be suggestions. The president may choose whether or not to comply with congressional spending laws, and Congress shall have no recourse should a president declare that his own priorities supersede Congressís instructions ...

... The president shall have authority to make appointments as he sees fit, without the advice and consent of the Senate, provided he deems his appointees to be acting, temporary, or otherwise exempt from the ordinary confirmation process ...

The president shall have unconstrained authority to dangle and issue pardons for the purpose of obstructing justice, tampering with witnesses, and forestalling investigations ...

https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2021/02/five-trump-amendments-constitution/618097/

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Tue Feb 23, 2021, 01:31 AM

1. EXACTLY...why does President Biden even bother with confirmations?

Just name them as "acting-Secretary" and move on.

Oh and there is a corollary to the first "new" amendment:

- Sedition is not a crime if you are POTUS and leaving office otherwise...also known now and forevermore as the "January exemption", where the President becomes an infallible monarch from the Wednesday after the election to 11:59 AM on January 20th following the election of the President.

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