A “president’s day” message from Thomas R. Eddlem
The presidency itself needs to be knocked down from its perch. The only thing that will save the American republic is a renewed focus upon the Congress and cutting down the presidency to size. The founding fathers designed the legislature – Congress – to be the dominant branch of a very small federal government.
That pretty-much says it. Whether it’s Dick Cheney saying he thinks that Obama “should declare war on Iran” (under the constitution only Congress declares war), or Barack Obama doing, well, just about everything he does – the executive has aggrandize itself with such powers that old King George himself would have been jealous.
What would Jefferson, Madison, Paine, and Adams have done?