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Waivers Are a Failed tool

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Submitted by Richard H. Shulman (United States), Feb 12, 2015 at 21:19

Thank you for pointing out that the waiver in the tough sanctions bill enable a President, honestly or not, to not enforce the law. This is a general problem. It's time that Congress make its own decisions, when it passes a law. Let the law allow for some kind of review. But Presidents merely cite national interest without substantiation.

Several :Presidents cited national interest in taking a waiver against moving the U.S. embassy to Jerusalem. I think they were acting not in the national interest but in the interest of State Dept. bias against Israel.

Incidentally, some experts state that the waive rin the embassy move law does not apply to the move but to something else. My reading of the law reaches that conclusions, too. I think the Presidents' refusal to move the embassy is illegal.

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