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To provide for the Punishment of counterfeiting the Securities and current Coin of the United States;
To provide for calling forth the Militia to execute the Laws of the Union, suppress Insurrections and repel Invasions;
To provide for organizing, arming, and disciplining, the Militia, and for governing such Part of them as may be employed in the Service of the United States, reserving to the States respectively, the Appointment of the Officers, and the Authority of training the militia according to the discipline prescribed by Congress;
In Case of the Removal of the President from Office, or of his Death, Resignation, or Inability to discharge the Powers and Duties of the said Office, the Same shall devolve on the Vice President, and the Congress may by Law provide for the Case of Removal, Death, Resignation or Inability, both of the President and Vice President, declaring what Officer shall then act as President, and such Officer shall act accordingly, until the Disability be removed, or a President shall be elected.
And unless it can be shown that the circumstances which may affect the public safety are reducible within certain determinate limits; unless the contrary of this position can be fairly and rationally disputed, it must be admitted, as a necessary consequence, that there can be no limitation of that authority which is to provide for the defense and protection of the community, in any matter essential to its efficacy that is, in any matter essential to the FORMATION, DIRECTION, or SUPPORT of the NATIONAL FORCES.
This will be coupled with increasingly sophisticated data availability features based on open standards, which will provide for high levels of business continuance at a price affordable to the middle market.
In 1997, the reauthorization of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) clarified the responsibility of states in ensuring that students with disabilities participate in the general curriculum and receive instruction designed to provide for their attainment of content-related standards.
If you help them implement plans to provide for their long-term care needs, your clients will feel secure knowing they won't become a burden to their children or society.