The president, the Constitution, and national security

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November 15, 2011
National Review
by Andrew C. McCarthy  
Posted in Commentary

"Potential threats are unpredictable, the power to be marshaled in response is illimitable, and the division of labor between the political branches is not fixed with certainty. But the fact that these matters defy apodictic knowledge does not justify a policymaker’s ignoring them. There is a constitutional order of things -- an order designed to achieve practical success. A president’s foreign policy works best when it commands the political support of the people’s representatives." (11/12/11)

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