Once again it is no great surprise to me why the average American voter is and should be skeptical about what a Neanderthal Republican extremist nut case might do if elected President of the United States.
South Carolina Senator Lindsey Graham just stoked that fire last week in New Hampshire when he vowed in all seriousness to sic his military dogs on Congress if elected president as his very first act in office in order to force recalcitrant lawmakers to reverse sequestration cuts to military spending.
“I would literally use the military to keep them in if I had to, Graham declared. “We’re not leaving town until we restore these defense cuts. We are not leaving town until we restore the intel cuts.”
In short, Senator Graham admits that, if elected president, he would immediately declare himself dictator in chief. If Congress refused to vote how he wanted them to vote, as commander in chief, he would order his troops to surround the Capitol building and not let anyone in or out until he got the legislation he desired.
Graham apparently doesn’t care much for the doctrine of separation of powers set forth plainly in the United States Constitution. He actually believes that the President has the authority to order Congress to do what he wants and if they don’t he can employ the military to force them into submission.
Maybe he was joking. I sure hope so, but he has yet to say so. Never-the-less, no one seeking the high office of President of the United States should joke about doing a thing like that.
Lindsey Graham: Dictator in Chief