Patterico's Pontifications

12/5/2016

The Constitutional Vanguard: Article II and Presidential Power

Filed under: Constitutional Vanguard,General — Patterico @ 5:00 am

The Constitutional Vanguard is my group that promotes liberty, free markets, and the Constitution. I started it on May 3, the day I left the Republican party, and it is now my main vehicle besides this blog for spreading the word about principles I worry that Donald Trump will ignore. More than just an entertaining and informative newsletter, the group has its own private Facebook page — and I have now created a private forum for members of the group, at ConstitutionalVanguard.com. Instructions for joining the Facebook page and the private forum are available in the newsletters.

This week the newsletter will focus on Article II of the U.S. Constitution, which deals with executive power. What does Article II actually allow Presidents to do? Do Donald Trump’s plans fit within Article II? And if they don’t, will he be the first President of all time to go beyond the powers specified in Article II? (Hint: hell no. Not by a longshot.)

To get an idea what the previous emails are like, browse the archive. If you decide you want to join up, you can do that here. Right now, that’s the only way to join the forum or the private Facebook page.

The group is growing all the time. At least count, we had 233 members in the private Facebook group, and 835 members in the group as a whole. Maybe it’s time for you to join us! The Article II newsletter goes out tomorrow morning, so sign up in time to be part of the discussion!

6 Responses to “The Constitutional Vanguard: Article II and Presidential Power”

  1. Ding.

    Patterico (115b1f)

  2. I believe the first president to go beyond his powers was Jefferson, with the Louisiana Purchase.

    Kevin M (25bbee)

  3. Some days I can get into the CV website and some days its a 404

    Kevin M (25bbee)

  4. The last President to go beyond his powers was Barack, with pretty much everything. (LOL)

    Cruz Supporter (102c9a)

  5. Presidential campaign campaign promsies never fit within Article II but somehow nobody ever points this out. And Hillary CXlintons’s didn’t.

    Sammy Finkelman (643dcd)

  6. You’d have more credibility if you didn’t stand behind the corrupt and soulless republican party right up until the moment the voters rejected your candidate. Call it what it is, a private echo chamber for and handful of sore losers to whine to each other about how the perfect candidate would make all their dreams come true.

    Mr Black (7c41e5)


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