Ed Arnold: History provides context, comparison for Obama's executive orders

02/12/2014 5:00 PM

02/12/2014 4:12 PM

Those concerned with President Obama’s issuance of executive orders might find it enlightening to review some of the more extreme actions taken by past presidents. One example: In 1861, President Lincoln, to the dismay of many in the legislative and judicial branches, revoked the writ of habeas corpus. Historical perspective is a valuable tool for the informed citizen.



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