Saturday, May 19, 2007

The Imperial Presidency

The Economist has an illuminating editorial about America's love for royalty, despite our deep Federalist traditions. Lets hope America remembers the importance of decentralized power when we go to vote for the next presidency. Hillary Clinton symbolizes the concentration of power and rise of a political elite which many people find troubling in principle, but, as seen with the election of George W., few voters are willing to do anything about.

If we value the life-stories of our most loved presidents, such as Lincoln's journey from a log-cabin to the White house, we won't vote for another Imperial President. King George already taught us this lesson.

Posted by Peter


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