Presidential Power and the Rise of American Monarchy.......

Presidential Power and the Rise of American Monarchy: Author Frank Buckley
The US Presidency Has Evolved Into
What He Calls "Something Like an Elective Monarch."

ForbiddenKnowledgeTV Alexandra Bruce. July 8, 2014.

"America is dropping like a stone in rankings of freedom. As power accumulates in one person, expect that to continue," says Frank Buckley, George Mason University law professor and author of the new book, 'The Once and Future King: The Rise of Crown Government in America'.

Buckley sat down with Reason TV's Tracy Oppenheimer to discuss how the US presidency has evolved into what he calls "something like an elective monarch." He says that this is not what the framers of the Constitution had intended, nor did they conceive of the modern version of the separation of powers.

"A parliamentary regime was more or less what the framers far as the separation of powers is concerned," says Buckley "instead of a device to constrain a president, it's one which immunizes him from criticism by Congress."

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