Worrisome trend among Democrats, Republicans for more executive power



October 15, 2019 - 10:27 AM

For too long, the power of the executive branch has long exceeded the narrow set of powers and expectations set out by the U.S. Constitution.

Unfortunately, there is little sign of this changing, with President Trump and the Democratic candidates alike perpetually seeking to push the limits of executive authority.

Just because someone is elected president doesn’t mean they can do whatever they’d like. And even for those who claim a “mandate,” any purported mandate must be constrained by the limits of the constitution.

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