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Stopping a lawless president

June 23, 2014
By George Will , Daily Press

WASHINGTON - What philosopher Harvey Mansfield calls "taming the prince" - making executive power compatible with democracy's abhorrence of arbitrary power - has been a perennial problem of modern politics. It is now more urgent in America than at any time since the Founders, having rebelled against George III's unfettered exercise of "royal prerogative," stipulated that presidents "shall take care that the laws be faithfully executed."

 
 
 

 

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