Loss of the Nation vs. Loss of the Republic

If you have followed the “unitary executive” arguments of the Bush administration, you know the danger that this theory poses to both our system of checks and balances and ultimately to our nation. In a diary at dailyKos (here), Jay Elias ties our current situation to events in ancient Rome. And it’s not the fall of the Roman Empire that he see as the parallel; it is the fall of the Roman Republic, which occurred some 500 years before.

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