Chavez seeks power to rule by decree for 1 year
FDR convinced the American people and congress that he should have the power to rule by decree. Here is what the president had to say on the subject during his inauguration March 4th, 1933.
"But in the event that the Congress shall fail to take one of these two courses, and in the event that the national emergency is still critical, I shall not evade the clear course of duty that will then confront me. I shall ask the Congress for the one remaining instrument to meet the crisis—broad Executive power to wage a war against the emergency, as great as the power that would be given to me if we were in fact invaded by a foreign foe."
|Chicago Tribune 1934: Click to enlarge|