By Bruce Walker
The recent news stories that Obama intends to implement much of his health care agenda through executive orders shows just how broken the Constitution of the United States has become. The foundational document of American government provides no legislative power in the presidency – none, zero, nada. George Washington felt that even the presidential veto should be used only in opposition to congressional bills that were unconstitutional. Now, the notion that the president can, effectively, legislate without the involvement of Congress (in certain areas and for certain reasons) has become quietly accepted as part of our federal system.