Jonathan Turley, professor of law at George Washington University, recently told Congress:
Our system is changing, and this body [Congress] is the one branch that must act, if we are to reverse those changes…
A dominant presidency has occurred with very little opposition. Indeed, when President Obama pledged to circumvent Congress, he received rapturous applause from the very body that he was proposing to make practically irrelevent.
The president’s pledge to effectively govern alone is alarming. And what is most alarming is his ability to fulfill that pledge.