A president has to be bad when Charles Krauthammer starts defending Lyndon Johnson ahead of him. Seriously, click here and watch.
But the good doctor wasn’t finished. In a piece featured this evening on National Review Online, the survivor of a catastrophic neck injury took Barack Obama apart even further:
The point is whether a president, charged with faithfully executing the laws that Congress enacts, may create, ignore, suspend, and/or amend the law at will. Presidents are arguably permitted to refuse to enforce laws they consider unconstitutional (the basis for so many of George W. Bush’s so-called signing statements). But presidents are forbidden from doing so for reason of mere policy — the reason for every Obama violation listed above.
Such gross executive usurpation disdains the Constitution. It mocks the separation of powers. And, most consequentially, it introduces a fatal instability into law itself. If the law is…
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