Tuesday, January 22, 2008

EPA Claims "Executive Privilege"

Remember when I asked the question about the powers of the Presidency? Well, I give you the kind of fallout that comes from the dangers of the Unitary Executive.

"SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) -- Invoking executive privilege, the Environmental Protection Agency on Friday refused to provide lawmakers with a full explanation of why it rejected California's greenhouse gas regulations."

This is the exactly what I knew would happen.

The consequences of the Unitary Executive go beyond the White House. We are now seeing how governments agencies are using the same argument to keep secret how they work. This is the antithesis of what a free democracy is supposed to be.

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