Apparently President-elect Obama is not wasting any time emulating the authoritarian nature of the Bush presidency. Bush made unprecedented use of what he argued was the inherent power of the presidency.
One example? The secret torture and detention of terror suspects, very few of whom actually turned out to be real terrorists.
Now Obama staffers are giddy at the possibility of using the same powers.
Oh, but don’t worry, his closest advisers assure us that this time the exercise of unilateral powers by the new President will be for “good” not “evil.”
Last time I looked we had three branches of government and states too.