Kered Wrote:
Jun 19, 2012 11:22 AM
Here are some more great words from 2006: For five years, Bush has been issuing a series of signing statements which amount to a systematic attempt to take power from the legislative branch. Though Ronald Reagan started issuing signing statements to set forth his own position on a piece of legislation, he did it essentially to guide possible court rulings, and he only occasionally objected to a particular provision of a bill. Though subsequent presidents also issued such statements, they came nowhere near to making the extraordinary claims that Bush has; nor did they make such statements nearly so often. http://www.nybooks.com/articles/archives/2006/jun/22/power-grab/?pagination=false