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 Posted: Fri Nov 20th, 2009 09:29 pm
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ThomasWashington wrote: The Constitution. As president-elect; Lincoln not only could call an emergency-session of Congress to convene on the day of his inauguration: but in fact he was REQUIRED to do so, if he intended to act in a manner requiring it.

By what constitutional language, is the president-elect 'required' to call Congress into emergency session?
If your Constitution requires the president-elect to take an action, why hold the sitting president to a different standard? Buchanan felt no need to call Congress to an emergency session while he dealt with the situation.
If think Lincoln was *required* to call Congress into session why are you so opposed to suspending habeas corpus when "in cases of rebellion or invasion, the public safety may *require* it" as the Constitution so clearly says?

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