King George W.: James Madison’s Nightmare

Here is another story along the same theme as yesterdays. In King George W.: James Madison’s Nightmare author Robert Scheer frames George W. Bush as the president that our founders warned us about.

George W. Bush is the imperial president that James Madison and other founders of this great republic warned us about. He lied the nation into precisely the "foreign entanglements" that George Washington feared would destroy the experiment in representative government, and he has championed a spurious notion of security over individual liberty, thus eschewing the alarms of Thomas Jefferson as to the deprivation of the inalienable rights of free citizens. But most important, he has used the sledgehammer of war to obliterate the separation of powers that James Madison enshrined in the US Constitution.

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