Monday, July 23, 2007

Strangely Enough, I Don't Disagree With Most of This

Just What the Founders Feared: An Imperial President Goes to War - New York Times

What I Disagree With:
1. The focus on the Bush Presidency

What I Agree With:
1. The idea that the Presidency has become too Imperial.
2. The idea that the Founders and the Constitution believed in a government where the Legislative Branch held most of the cards. The Executive could place stumbling blocks, but that was the extent of it.

In other words, if this were a more general article on the weakening of Congress relative to the Presidency over the last however long (I'd argue for 70 years), then I would think it was a great. Unfortunately it does not.

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