By Publius Huldah.
On election night, November 2, 2010, Rep. John Boehner said in his victory speech:
“…While our new majority will serve as your voice in the people’s House, we must remember it is the president who sets the agenda for our government. …” [emphasis added]
Next morning, Ezra Klein commented in the Cult of the President lives on:
“I’d like Boehner to show us where in the Constitution it says that the president sets the agenda for the government.”
But Boehner is not as astute as Ezra Klein, and does not know that it is our Constitution which sets the “agenda” for the federal government. The agenda the Constitution sets restricts the federal government to war, international relations & commerce; and domestically, the establishment of an uniform commercial system: a monetary system based on gold & silver, weights & measures, patents & copyrights, a bankruptcy…
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