Washington Post conservative columnist George Will expands on a concern noted here earlier, about what he sees as the Bush administration’s “monarchical” view of executive powers: “It is that whenever the nation is at war, the other two branches of government have a radically diminished pertinence to governance, and the president determines what that pertinence shall be.”
In the end, Will advises Congress to give Bush authority to do what he’s already doing — “with suitable supervision.” Those are three key words — or should be, for all Americans. Our system of checks and balances shouldn’t just apply when it suits the president.
Posted by Rhonda Holman
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