This element of the Constitution is what the modern administrative state ignores. We have now a "revival of absolute power," in exactly a way that the Founders would have understood: a use of power that stands outside the constraints of the separation of the legislative, executive, and judicial branches laid out in the Constitution. As Hamburger writes, "Eighteenth-century Americans assumed that a rule could have the obligation of law only if it came from the constitutionally established legislature elected by the people." Twenty-first-century Americans are governed instead by unelected officials who do their own rule-making, their own enforcing, and their own judging.Kimberly Ross has a great Father's Day piece at Red State called "Long Live the Patriarchy."
As LITD readers know, this former Never Trumper is now in the camp of let's-assess-each-development-on-its-merits. The abrupt change in Cuba policy is one for the good-move side of the ledger.
If you'd like to consume a feast of clear, deep thinking guided by unwavering principle, sprightly touches of humor, and ah-yes-I-feel-at-home-here humanity, languish a while at the YouTube channel of Jordan Peterson, a clinical psychologist at the University of Toronto.
How deep is Western civilization rot? This deep:
Folks, that 's why it's accurate to call our nation post-America, even though we're rid of the Most Equal Comrade.