The Federalist: Political Principles v Political Behavior

It’s Time To Exercise the Legislative “Veto”

And funding a constitutional government worth funding.

By David Corbin and Matt Parks

The apoplectic and apocalyptic will scoff at the suggestion that this past week’s executive amnesty could help fuel a partial revitalization of our republic. So why is there room for optimism that something can be done–and what?

President Obama’s threatened and now announced executive amnesty has, not for the first time, drawn pundits, politicians, and the American people, Left and Right, back to the Constitution to reflect on what, exactly, the president and Congress are supposed to do. That, in and of itself, is a good thing–an indication that, at some level, we all still recognize the need to square our political behavior with our (collective) political principles… Please continue reading It’s Time To Exercise the Legislative “Veto” on TheFederalist.com

This excerpt is published with permission – a special thank you to our friends at TheFederalist.com 

David Corbin is a Professor of Politics and Matthew Parks an Assistant Professor of Politics at The King’s College, New York City. They are co-authors of “Keeping Our Republic: Principles for a Political Reformation” (2011). You can follow their work on Twitter or Facebook.

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