Thursday, January 12, 2006

Worth a Read

Here's another side to the Alito view of concentrated executive power. The unchecked power of a "hyperthyroid" executive could strip away many protective regulations and protections against government overreach which citizens depend on. Robert Parry writes:

The "unitary" theory of presidential power sounds too wonkish for Americans to care about, but the confirmation of Samuel Alito to the U.S. Supreme Court could push this radical notion of almost unlimited Executive authority close to becoming a reality.

Read more here.