"War is in fact the true nurse of executive aggrandizement."
James Madison
(1751-1836), Father of the Constitution for the USA, 4th US President
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In the last century we have rolled one war or military action into the next so that we do now find ourselves in a place where the Executive has gained an inordinate share in this triad of a supposed governmental balance of power. Aggrandizement will reach new levels of understatement if the new Congress votes to let Bush escalate this tragic war.
 -- EGL, LA     
    WOW, I like it!
     -- Mike, Norwalk     
     -- Joe, Rochester, MI      
    Bigger government = lesser freedoms. Always has, always will. It seems, from the government's point of view, that the reason government even exists is to grow. Ever heard of a government getting smaller? We always need bigger government, especially in times of "crisis" and "war".
     -- Logan, Memphis, TN     
    If we as citizens of a free republic will not defend ourselves against our own government's abuses, we will end up serfs upon our own land.
     -- E Archer, NYC     
    its awsome
     -- bob     
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