Skip to comments.George F. Will: Stopping a lawless president
Posted on 06/21/2014 6:13:59 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
What philosopher Harvey Mansfield calls taming the prince making executive power compatible with democracys abhorrence of arbitrary power has been a perennial problem of modern politics. It is now more urgent in the United States than at any time since the Founders, having rebelled against George IIIs unfettered exercise of royal prerogative, stipulated that presidents shall take care that the laws be faithfully executed.
Serious as are the policy disagreements roiling Washington, none is as important as the structural distortion threatening constitutional equilibrium. Institutional derangement driven by unchecked presidential aggrandizement did not begin with Barack Obama, but his offenses against the separation of powers have been egregious in quantity and qualitatively different.
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In before beating up on George. He makes the argument in favor of the House authorizing a law suit against the executive branch instead of impeachment. A lot of members of Congress (most of their staffers) read George so its worth reading.
Yes. It's very informative.
Congress is generally keen on finding ways to pass its duty and responsibility to others. Calling on the courts is a perennial favorite approach. And the president can just as well figure ways to duck around court orders, as he finds ways to duck around statutes.
Thanks for the info!
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Lawsuit sounds interesting..... takes fewer congresspeople than impeachment. May have the same results.
So why should we expend one tax dollar, an ounce of our energy, impeaching this Boobamba creep?
Prosecution is a good way----telling him to "get out" is another.....maybe changing the WH locks (he'd never figure that one out).
We should also consider that every flop he makes impacts on Hillary's candidacy....and that's a good thing.
If I were as talented as Mark Twain, I could write something like the following about George Will:
Will writes as though many years ago he purchased a large number of 4+ syllable words, and he feels he must use them all often so he gets his money’s worth.
Anybody who uses the word “supine” more than once in a newspaper column is just begging for a wedgie.
Why should Americans believe Congress can get the Judicial branch to reign in a traitorous and terrorist executive regime, when Congress is to gutless to do what they should be doing?
And if it were to be successful, or at least partially successful in restraining the White House, what's to keep that tactic from being used by a DemonicRat-controlled Congress to attack a patriotic president?
Lawless president. Spineless congress.
Frankly, the fact that you had to ‘get in before the beating....’ confirms what George Will has been all along.
I don’t need a bow-tied elitist who makes his living pumping out words and blathering pseudo-intelligently on Sunday TV now about a lawless President?
Where has George been? Where was he the first four years of Obama? Where was he up until now? Waiting until the last two years to jump on a bandwagon that so so many of us have pulled for YEARS!. All those years when George, and Charles and all of the rest of the token conservatives on Sunday TV sat there talking about Obama as Legitimate President, Obama as some sort of Well-meaning, but misguided CINC, and every other vein of conversation that just reeked of appeasement, equivocation and submission.
George is too late the ‘hero’. That was won last week when Cantor was banished by his constituents and a lowly academic with no political experience.
The fact is that Will, Kraut and all the rest don’t know jack. They know their rarified little political utopia of DC where even they have a role, even if it is the loyal-but-not-too-vocal opposition.
I don’t need to read what he has to say (although I did this one). He’s just now doing his cramming for the exam final, but that was last Tuesday.
“Lawsuit sounds interesting..... takes fewer congresspeople than impeachment. May have the same results.”.....
Don’t you still have to get some “unbiased” judge to allow the law suit to go forward? Good luck with that!
Yep, the will still get the “same results”.
Will makes a case for trying a strategy if for no other reason than to say, “OK we gave it a shot”. I’m glad that he at least agrees that Øbozo needs to be reined in.
Equally illustrative are the comments at the link. The left does not care if Øbozo has gone full renegade. They don’t care how many laws he breaks or lives he destroys. They are cheering him on not because he is doing anything right or advancing anything they care about (he isn’t) but because he hates the right and he is using (abusing) his office to punish us.
Soapbox / ballot box / ammo box.
We’ve tried the first two....
I very much like your conclusion. I’m gonna rip it off! :o)
MSM completely missed the catastrophic 12 point Cantor loss
They did not miss, they purposely ignored. Events that don’t support their agenda are supressed. The MSM is nothing but a liberal propaganda machine.
On occasion facts do creep into their “reporting” but its usually by accident. The MSM is totally corrupt.
Never use a Latinate word where an Anglo-Saxon one would do the job.
Here’s an idea. Use Sunday talk shows and every other opportunity to get in front of a camera to forcefully make the case against this president. Go after the networks for underreporting as well.
I am bewildered by the inaction of congress.
This is just george will’s attempt to be relevant. He and the rest of the go-alongs inside the beltway of WDC are such butt-kissers. They know the TEA party has passed them by and made nthem obviously irrelevant. They know they are feckless and co-conspirators to the decline of America by these commie thugs in the Clown Prince nobama administration. But...they probably still get invited to Georgetown cocktail parties. So life is good.