Right-Wing Rediscovers Threat of Executive Power

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"Right-Wing Rediscovers Threat of Executive Power"

You read the the strangest things on the Corner these days: “As Montesquieu once wrote, ‘When the legislative and executive powers are united in the same person, or in the same body of magistrates, there can be no liberty.’”

The specific outrage here has to do with congressional delegation of spending discretion to the Obama administration. Something like illegal wiretapping, detention without counsel, or torture wouldn’t bother National Review of course.

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