Romney says he would be free to bypass treaties if they impinge on his power.

  

 

 

WASHINGTON – Republican John McCain says that if he is elected president, he would consider himself bound to obey treaties because they are “the law of the land.” But Mitt Romney says he would consider himself free to bypass treaties if they “impinge” on his powers as commander in chief.

Democrat Hillary Clinton says “in very rare instances,” she might attach a so-called signing statement to a bill reserving a right to bypass “provisions that contradict the Constitution.”

http://www.boston.com/news/nation/articles/2007/12/22/candidates_on_executive_power_a_full_spectrum?mode=PF

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