Wednesday, December 4, 2019

Founders Wanted a Powerful President

Many on the left have made it their mission to hinder and undermine Trump's government
The frenzied reaction by some to Attorney General William Barr’s speech on the constitutional scope of executive authority was baffling.
In it, Barr addressed the unitary executive doctrine, which maintains that the executive power is vested solely in the president and can be exercised only under his supervision.
This isn’t a novel ideal. The first line of Article II of the Constitution states: “The executive Power shall be vested in a President of the United States of America.”
And Thomas Jefferson said: “For the prompt, clear, and consistent action so necessary in an Executive, unity of person is necessary.”
Yet, Barr explained: “Over the past several decades we have seen the steady encroachment on executive authority by the other branches of government” which “has substantially weakened the function of the presidency to the detriment of the nation.”
In his view, the president’s “ability to act in areas in which he has discretion has become smothered by the encroachments of the other branches.”
Read the rest from GianCarlo Canaparo HERE.

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