A declaration of independence…
Though keep in mind that because this comes from the liberal Newsweek, it is treated not as a point of complaint — evidently, “imperial presidencies” are only a concern when Republicans are in office, which is one of the great benefits of being an anti-foundationalist thinker, this freedom from consistency or charges of hypocrisy — but rather as a kind of non-judgmental study in executive problem solving that, in the end, will forever change the nature of the presidency.
– Instead of treating it as what it is: a set of rationalizations for tyranny.
Checks and balances. Separation of powers. A government designed to produce gridlock. All this goes away if you embrace progressivism and Barack Obama.
So it’s time to ask our liberal friends: is this the country you want? Or do you prefer the country you were brought up in?
And yes, I’m serious about that. Ask and then wait for the answer. Because then you’ll know who is merely an uninformed voter, and who is out to help “fundamentally transform” the US.
That latter person is not your political rival. That person is your enemy, because that person wishes to do away with the safeguard of your liberty.
(h/t Mark Levin)