Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Byrd, Obama and the Constitution

According to Politico:
Sen. Robert Byrd (D-W.Va.), the longest-serving Democratic senator, is criticizing President Obama’s appointment of White House “czars” to oversee federal policy, saying these executive positions amount to a power grab by the executive branch.

In a letter to Obama on Wednesday, Byrd complained about Obama’s decision to create White House offices on health reform, urban affairs policy, and energy and climate change. Byrd said such positions “can threaten the Constitutional system of checks and balances.
Note that this concern comes from a constitutional scholar who is also a Democrat! When a Democrat starts expressing concern over President Obama's apparent lust for power, you know we're in trouble! Please read the entire article.

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