clind1 at san.rr.com
Wed Jan 17 13:40:49 EST 2001
"...Seeking to leave his mark on environmental protection, President =
Clinton created seven new national monuments Wednesday..."
Well, this may be well and good, but it appears a bit dictatorial. =
Whatever happened to public input and congressional debate? =20
Today's Wall Street Journal has it about right: "Under the separation =
of powers, Congress is the law-making branch. Yet that has not stopped =
Mr. Clinton from 'enacting' everything from his 'Don't ask, don't tell' =
policy for the military to his American heritage rivers initiative. =
Indeed, he has the distinction of being the only peacetime president to =
have had an executive order voided by a court -- his striker replacement =
gambit. Clinton aide Paul Begala captured the President's attitude =
perfectly: 'Stroke of the pen. Law of the land. Kind of cool'."
The road to Hell is paved with good intentions.
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