Sunday, January 24, 2016

Presidential Power Limits Not In Play This Election

Reason magazine takes a look at a survey sent out to the current presidential candidates asking what limitations they feel would restrain their authority if elected. Only one- maybe two- replied. Most ignored the survey. 

Kinda shows the mindset of elections nowadays, so no surprise there. Candidates don't campaign on civil liberties or what they'd be restricted from doing. They campaign to do something.

The two who replied? No surprise, again, with Senator Rand Paul responding to the questions. Hillary Clinton actually replied with what seemed to be a plug for her serving as Secretary of State. Well, at least she replied.

4 Comments:

At 11:53 AM, Blogger Jayne Dagger said...

Bernie Sanders is the only candidate worth anything. On the Republican side, it's like watching a bunch of children bickering. On the Democratic side, Hillary has her issues, and so Bernie is the man. Feel the Bern!!!!

 
At 6:07 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rand Paul answered the question elsewhere. He's the only candidate so far who knows the presidents role is limited. He knows and respects the constitution. I wish he could get more PR.

 
At 6:10 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rand Paul answer found on paragraph 11 http://www.nytimes.com/2016/01/24/opinion/sunday/presidential-candidates-silent-on-presidential-power.html?_r=1

 
At 12:24 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why does Reason say Rand Paul and Clinton were the only ones to respond? Read the NYT article. Ben Carson also responded.

To quote the article, "Of the Republican contenders, only Rand Paul and Ben Carson responded." That's some shoddy re-blogging by Reason there.

 

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