In his October 1st opinion piece for the Washington Post, George Will quotes at length from Greg Weiner’s Constitution Day talk at Boise State’s American Founding Initiative event. The American Founding Initiative is a JMC partner program, and Weiner, a professor of political science at Assumption College, is a JMC Fellow. The talk was supported through JMC’s Constitution Day Initiative.
“The legislative department is everywhere . . . drawing all power into its impetuous vortex.” — James Madison, Federalist 48
Unfortunately, Congress’s vortex now spins the other way, throwing off powers that the executive scoops up. Hence this autumn’s spectacle: Feverish House and Senate candidates waging ferocious campaigns to win or retain offices that are of rapidly diminishing significance.
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