Jun 11, 2007

Unitary Executive Theory - A Recipe For Dictatorship

President George W. Bush subscribes to an esoteric interpretation of the Constitution called the theory of the unitary executive, which holds, in effect, that the president has the authority to ignore the separation of powers written into the Constitution, creating a feedback loop in which permanent war and the unitary presidency are mutually reinforcing.

Unitary Executive Theory
From SourceWatch
ByBill McGinnis

"The president is always right."—Steven Bradbury, U.S. Department of Justice lawyer, July 11, 2006

"It's not too far from King of Everything, really."—Jan Frel, AlterNet, October 28, 2005.

The unitary executive theory "asserts that all executive authority must be in the President’s hands, without exception."

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