Wednesday, July 14, 2010
It's Been a Long Day
Today's class was very refreshing. It was more like the traditional seminar concept where everyone shares their opinions and we actually got some decent class participation today.
We were discussing this massive list of Articles we had been assigned and I got some interesting view points. The part that resounded the most with me was learning about Lincoln's use of his War powers as Commander in Chief and how he pushed the limits of the Constitution. I wasn't sure of my opinion on the matter and I'm still not. One has to ask if it's OK to overstep your bounds as the President, Constitutionally, if it truly is in the best interests of the nation, or it it's never OK.
I am totally opposed on moral grounds but in terms of Presidential strategy, I have to acknowledge its merits. The President can move much faster as a singular executive with classified information than can a massive body of representatives like the Congress. And with that many people in on it, there is bound to be some leaks that can be really detrimental and even dangerous to the war movement as a whole.
Think about it..