F.H. Buckley: Canada’s system of government is looking good to Americans
F.H. Buckley, National Post May 4, 2012 – 6:30 AM ET | Last Updated: May 3, 2012 2:28 PM ET
In Wednesday’s edition of the National Post, we published an article by Mark D. Jarvis and Lori Turnbull — two authors of the 2012 Donner Prize-winning book Democratizing the Constitution — arguing that Canada’s system of Parliamentary government gives too much power to prime ministers. In the essay that follows, F.H. Buckley presents a rebuttal.
Before Standard and Poor’s downgraded U.S. public debt, Barack Obama mused that the American system of separation of powers might not be all that it is cracked up to be. It results in gridlock, and had raised the specter that Congress would fail to raise the debt ceiling. “We did not have a AAA political system to match our AAA credit rating,” Obama noted. After last August’s downgrade, the imbalance has presumably been corrected, with a downgraded fiscal system to match America’s second-rate constitutional system........................http://fullcomment.nationalpost.com/201 ... americans/