Thursday, July 12, 2007

Signing Statements Erode Constitutional Balance

"...these signing statements tend to move authority from the legislative branch to the executive, upsetting our delicate system of checks and balances. Next, these statements grant the president power not given by the Constitution, allowing him to usurp powers of the judicial branch. Finally, the idea of agencies refusing to enforce the law as enacted sets precedent for the type of run away administrative actions our constitution was expressly enacted in order to avoid."
Signing Statements Erode Constitutional Balance - by Ron Paul

A must-read article by Ron Paul. He explains how our system of checks and balances is being eroded in a dangerous way, giving more and more power to one person.

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