Charters, Compacts and Tea Parties

Charters, Compacts and Tea Parties

“At its most extreme, the theory of the unitary executive leads to the assertion that the executive branch possesses all of the military power that was possessed by the King of England at the time of the American Revolution, minus whatever military power the Constitution expressly grants to Congress. The scope of executive power is therefore defined only by the scope of the President’s responsibilities. The logical consequence of the theory of the unitary executive is that the President would have the power to take any action that is necessary to defend the national security of the United States. The evidence that the Framers intended the power of the executive branch to extend so far is slight, and there is much evidence to the contrary.” (page 1116-1117)

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November 1, 2019