Sunday, November 13, 2016

Democrats: Fearing Presidential Power

Glenn Greenwald looks at the power of the presidency and fears Democrats have now that the presidency belongs to another party. He reminds us the Democrats gave the presidency much of that power:

"Blinded by the belief that Obama was too benevolent and benign to abuse his office, and drowning in partisan loyalties at the expense of political principles, Democrats consecrated this framework with their acquiescence and, often, their explicit approval. This is the unrestrained set of powers Trump will inherit. The president-elect frightens them, so they are now alarmed. But if they want to know whom to blame, they should look in the mirror."

As I wrote before, and as Goldwater said, "When you give the government the power to give you everything you want, you also give it the power to take it all away". Democrats are finally figuring that out.


At 9:41 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

What "power" are you (and GG) talking about?

Are you referring to executive power(s)? Those existed before and were increased for Bush Jr. via Patriot Act


Obamacare was based on a Republican model if you bother checking facts. Romney proposed the exact same model in Mass. when he was governor there.

Kindly tell us what, specifically, you are even talking about.

At 9:50 AM, Blogger Fred Mangels said...

All of what you just wrote. Sure, Dems complained when someone else used the power, but once they had power, they increased it. Now they're worried about that power being wielded by the other side.

At 1:07 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bush = 291 executive orders
Obama = 256 executive orders

At 5:23 PM, Blogger Henchman Of Justice said...

Bill Clinton (1993–2001) Edit

Administration of William J. Clinton Executive Orders Disposition Tables[23]

Executive Orders 12834–13197

Year First Last Total
1993 12834 12890 57
1994 12891 12944 54
1995 12945 12984 40
1996 12985 13033 49
1997 13034 13071 38
1998 13072 13109 38
1999 13110 13144 35
2000 13145 13185 41
2001 13186 13197 12
Total 12834 13197 364

At 5:25 PM, Blogger Henchman Of Justice said...

Over 13000 pardons by US!

At 6:05 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I was just reading that quote on Tom Woods article. Very succinct.

At 6:09 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thomas Massie's interview with Nick is very hopeful. But, of course, only if the people hold their congreemen accountable. I hope he gets the seat, even though he's hoping someone else similar to him does.


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