May Roundtable: Executive Power in the Age of Obama
Join us Wednesday, May 13, as we discuss whether a strong executive branch is compatible with limited government principles.
Many conservatives cheered President Bush’s efforts to increase the comparative power of the executive branch during his term in office. Now that a progressive president is in office, some of those same conservatives are starting to have second thoughts. Libertarians have long been opposed to any efforts to strengthen executive power. But could a stronger executive be a better check on an overzealous Congress?
Join us Wednesday, May 13, as we discuss whether a strong executive branch is compatible with limited government principles. Panelists will include Gene Healy, vice president at the Cato Institute and author of The Cult of the Presidency: America’s Dangerous Devotion to Executive Power; Joseph Postell, assistant director of the Center for American Studies at the Heritage Foundation; Alexander Brunk, of Wilson Research Strategies; and Matt Martini, who worked for the Federal Labor Relations Authority in the Bush Administration. David Barnes will moderate.
AFF Roundtables take place at The Fund for American Studies, 1706 New Hampshire Avenue NW. Drinks and hors d’oeuvres begin at 6:30 p.m., with the talk beginning at 7. Roundtables are free for members, and $5 for non-members (so join today!).
P.S. Be sure to join us at Darlington House after the roundtable to say goodbye to AFF Executive Director David Kirby. We will be arriving at Darlington House around 8:30 p.m., and will be in the Circle Bar on the main floor.