27 September 2011

Uncommon Commentary #215: Obama Should Execute Laws; We Should Execute Him

The reason why the US president is called our "chief executive" is that his proper function is not to make laws but to execute laws made by the legislature.  For the presidential administration to participate in formulating legislation, as the current one habitually does, is to violate the Constitution's principle of separation of powers.  (For uncommon commentary on a similar subject, see here.)