Wednesday, June 09, 2004

America's had 42 Presidents—but only one King! 

And no, we're not talking about Elvis.

We've been writing (back) that American is in a death spiral of Constitutional Government, started by Nixon, intensified by Reagan, and culminating with Bush. Here's that bad seed, ol' Tricky Dick, stating the case for an American monarchy on David Frost:

[FROST] So what in a sense you're saying is that there are certain situations . . . where the President can decide that it's in the best interests of the nation or something, and do something illegal.
[NIXON] Well, when the President does it, that means that it is not illegal.
[FROST] By definition.
[NIXON] Exactly.
(quoted the fine blog Balkinization)


Exactly like Bush's so-called "inherent authority to set aside the law" (back).

L'etat, c'est moi!

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