That Hideous Strength

H/T Say Uncle

President Obama Briefly Worried That His Unaccountable, Murderous Power Might Fall Into Republican Hands

“One of the things we’ve got to do is put a legal architecture in place, and we need Congressional help in order to do that, to make sure that not only am I reined in but any president’s reined in terms of some of the decisions that we’re making,” Mr. Obama told Jon Stewart in an appearance on “The Daily Show” on Oct. 18.

The point of constitutional governance is that the legal structure for and oversight of executive power is not a task for the executive itself. The fact that a president (and former constitutional law professor) would think otherwise vividly illustrates how far from that bedrock concept we have strayed.

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3 thoughts on “That Hideous Strength

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  2. Yeah, I think any reasonably bright seventh-grader could have pointed out to him that the Presidency is part of the Executive Branch, and one of the three, equal parts of the Federal Government, designed, at the outset, as a checks and balance system.

    Cue up Forrest Gump.

  3. Constitutional law professor, my ass.
    As I understand it, he was only a Constitutional law LECTURER, and seldom used at that. Nonetheless, the fact that he was ever boosted even that far up the Constitutional law ladder vividly illustrates how far from the bedrock our law schools have strayed.

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