Oct 29, 2007

Presidential Power and the Bush Administration

“If Tyranny and Oppression come to this land, it will be in the guise of fighting a foreign enemy”.
-- James Madison

Highly recommended video and transcript of a recent Journal interview regarding Executive power in the Bush administration, but which also applies historically to both parties. Very important!

IT IS IMPOSSIBLE TO EVALUATE ANY PRESIDENT APART FROM THE CONSTITUTION WHICH LIMITS EXECUTIVE POWER AND HAS BEEN THE CENTER OF CONTROVERSY AROUND THE BUSH ADMINISTRATION. Neither do former abuses by previous Presidents justify breaking the Constitution today. It only proves that America's government has long been out of order.
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Power and the Presidency
October 26, 2007

Executive privilege, alleged torture, warrentless wiretapping — the Bush Administration has come under fire as the powers the President and Vice President have assumed in the name of national security have come to public attention. But charges of executive overreach are nothing new, nor are they exclusive to one political party, as this week's guests, Charles Fried and Fritz Schwarz know all too well.

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