March 1, 2016
The saga of executive branch overreach continues, and we got a twofer today.
The House Judiciary Task Force on Executive Overreach held a hearing this morning (March 1) on “The Original Understanding of the Role of Congress and How Far We’ve Drifted From It.”
A major point made at the hearing was that the Constitution’s Article I, Section 1‘s very first word, something likely not accidental, was “all.”
As in, “All legislative Powers herein granted shall be vested in a Congress of the United States.”
But the current president of the United States has not been shy about going around Congress. He has done so both to...