The Bush Administration’s Play for Power
If every individual who signed the Constitution traveled 221 years forward to the present, would they find America running according to the guidelines they intended? According to James Pfiffner, the Founding Fathers would probably turn to the 43rd president of the United States and shake their heads. Pfiffner believes that while the constitution outlines three equal branches of power, President Bush has used his time in office to shift the balance of power in favor of the executive branch. Pfiffner justifies these claims in his newest book, Power Play: The Bush Presidency and the Constitution, explaining why this abuse of power within the executive branch “will continue to threaten the future of republican government if the other two branches do not assert their own constitutional prerogatives.” Read Power Play to view a Constitutional and historical perspective of the Bush administration’s power grab.