Mark Levin’s Constitution

posted by
March 28, 2011
The American Conservative
by Jack Hunter  
Posted in Commentary

"The notion that the Commander in Chief, a title designated to the President by the Constitution, can command military action freely without any checks on his power negates not only the letter of our nation’s founding charter but betrays the very nature of American government. In fact, the Founders thought it particularly dangerous to give the President such power, a point James Madison reiterated in a letter to Thomas Jefferson in 1798: 'The constitution supposes, what the history of all governments demonstrates, that the executive is the branch of power most interested in war, and most prone to it. It has accordingly with studied care, vested the question of war in the legislature.' Nationally syndicated radio host and best-selling author Mark Levin disagrees with Madison." (03/28/11)  

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