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Thursday, February 21, 2008

American Liberty Teetering on Edge of Abyss

As an Assistant Secretary of the Treasury in the Reagan Administration, Paul Craig Roberts became known as the “Father of Reaganomics.” A distinguished economist, journalist, and nationally syndicated columnist, he is the author of eight books and a recipient of the Warren Brookes Award for Excellence in Journalism. In 1993 the Forbes Media Guide ranked him as one of the top seven journalists in the United States.

His recent column in Chronicles, “American Liberty Teetering on Edge of Abyss,” is a “must read” for anyone who cares about liberty and the rule of law under the United States Constitution. In it Roberts summarizes the shocking erosion of power from the people and their representatives to a President “who can do whatever he wants.”

Conservatives may acquiesce to this subverting of the Constitution now, but will a Democrat President be any more respectful of the “separate but equal” legislative branch, or be willing to part with those powers Bush has usurped?

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