Did President Jackson violate the separation of powers in his actions to destroy the Bank of the US?
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Andrew Jackson fought against: the bank and Nicholas biddle(president of the bank)
Firstly, he claims that Andrew Jackson "abused the power of veto." However, he has provided absolutely no evidence that this is the case. Secondly, he claimed that Andrew Jackson was "one of the worst president (sic) of the U.S." Again, he provides no evidence at all. As the burden of proof falls on him, he has already failed.
Now, let's take a look at what the resolution states. The resolution is "President Jackson violated the separation of powers in his actions to destroy the Bank of the United States." The definition of separation of powers is "the principle or system of vesting in separate branches the executive, legislative, and judicial powers of a government."  Clearly, then, the standard by which we should judge the legitimacy of this claim is the document that vested these powers in the branches: the Constitution. According to the Constitution, the President is under no obligation to sign a bill; it is his power to veto a bill for any reason.  My opponent's argument makes no sense whatsoever. I hope he has a chance to actually make an argument next round.
koi1220 forfeited this round.
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Vote Placed by Tweka 1 year ago
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