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User Clip: The imperial presidency in the last 80 years has formally -- fundamentally disrupted the madisonian equilibrium of the three branches of government.

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November 26, 2020

I think it is more likely than you might think. To me, the biggest problem in our country, institutionally, is that the presidency has… read more

I think it is more likely than you might think. To me, the biggest problem in our country, institutionally, is that the presidency has become untethered from constitutional restraint. I'm talking about all presidents. The imperial presidency in the last 80 years has formally -- fundamentally disrupted the madisonian equilibrium of the three branches of government. So, it is very important that congress re-establish itself , quit vesting presidents with enormous discretion, do its job, and again establish, as it is, article 1 of the constitution, congressional primacy in our democracy. It is very important. Joe biden and mitch mcconnell are institutionalists from the senate. Joe biden has 36 years of senate experience. He has 54% more congressional experience in any other prior president. And this is the 36 year of the senate for mitch mcconnell. These men respect the senate. Everyone wants to have a more dignified, consequential, deliberative congress. I think we are apt to see that. I close

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User Clip: The imperial presidency in the last 80 years has formally -- fundamentally disrupted the madisonian equilibrium of the three branches of government.

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