Executive orders: Part of the framers’ grand plan

By Brianne Gorod – The framers learned the hard way, under the Articles of Confederation, about the difficulties created by governing without an executive branch. Scarred by their experiences under England’s King George III [2, 3, 4, 5, 6], the drafters of the Articles of Confederation decided not to create an executive branch at all. That government lasted just eight years and the absence of an executive branch was a major weakness contributing to its demise.

“A feeble Executive implies a feeble execution of the government,” Alexander Hamilton [2, 3, 4, 5, 6] wrote, “. . . . and a government ill executed, whatever it may be in theory, must be, in practice, a bad government.” more> http://tinyurl.com/l6cgcvq


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