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Who Cares about Limits on Executive Power?

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03.02.2020

One of the most amusing parts of the Trump impeachment has been watching Democrats rediscover the Constitution, limited government, checks and balances, etc.

Have they heard about Bernie Sanders?

Part of the case against Trump is that he misused executive power by ordering the government to do things that he did not have the legal power to order the government to do. In principle, I welcome Congress’s raking Donald Trump or any other president over the coals for that. Presidents are dangerous and should be kept on a short leash.

But even as senators are delivering these really enjoyable lectures about defending the powers of Congress against executive arrogation, Senator Sanders is out there on the campaign trail promising to issue dozens of executive orders in order to circumvent Congress, which shows........

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