Quotation of the Day…

by Don Boudreaux on December 25, 2019

in Legal Issues, Man of System, Nanny State

… is from page 105 of George Will’s superb 2019 book, The Conservative Sensibility:

The ever-expanding powers and pretenses of the presidency have become a menace to America’s Madisonian balance of separated powers. The powers and pretensions of presidents should long since have become an embarrassment to the public. Upon what meat doth this our Caesar feed, That he is grown so great? The presidential office has fattened on the exigencies of a sprawling, intrusive government and on the (somewhat consequent) childishness of its citizenry.


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