Q: Has the executive branch become unconstitutionally powerful in response to the war on terror?
A: No, the people elect him to protect us from foreign threats.
That’s the question I gave, and that’s the answer I got (from some students).
As much as I’m tempted to say some people shouldn’t go to college, I ultimately conclude that it’s a good thing they’re there. This is how they come in, but maybe at the end they walk out having learned to be a little more thoughtful.