Thursday, August 15, 2013

Obama, Nixon, and Presidential Power

George Will on the new expanded version of presidential power. An excerpt:
In a 1977 interview with Richard Nixon, David Frost asked: “Would you say that there are certain situations . . . where the president can decide that it’s in the best interests of the nation . . .and do something illegal?”
Nixon: “Well, when the president does it, that means it is not illegal.”
Frost: “By definition.”
Nixon: “Exactly, exactly.”

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