Republicans Oppose Imperial Presidency–Because the President Isn’t a Republican!
Ain't politics wonderful? For eight years President George W. Bush asserted that he was the equivalent of an elected dictator, kind of a democratic George III. He could even order the arrest of an American citizen in America to be held in isolation without access to the courts for as long as he thought proper. In America!
The silence from most Republican apparatchiks was deafening. Anyone on the other side was attacked as a traitor or knave–or probably both. "We were attacked," it was said, which entitled the U.S. government to bomb and invade any country it deemed appropriate, even if they had nothing to do with attacking us. To say nothing of the fact that anyone accused of an offense by Washington had to be guilty.
Now, it seems, Republicans are shocked, shocked to see the imperial presidency at work. Who would have thought??
Congressman Allen West tells Newsmax that President Barack Obama has “complete contempt” for Congress and is starting to believe that he has an “imperial presidency.”
Just shocking, isn't it? I mean, where would President Obama have gotten such a curious idea?
It's time for patriots in both parties to stand for liberty. Ours is a republic, a democracy rooted in a constitutional framework that limits government power and protects individual liberty. It doesn't matter which party is in power. Everyone has a stake in enforcing the Constitution's freedom guarantees.