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The Failures of Obama Cannot Be Laid at the Feet of Madison – Peter Wehner

08/23/2011

CNN’s Fareed Zakaria has weighed in on the matter of a presidential system of government v. parliamentary systems. Building on the arguments by Professor Juan Linz, Zakaria argues that a parlimentary system is more efficient because “”there is no contest for national legitimacy and power.” The kind of “squabbling” and “holding the country hostage” that is happening in this nation, Zakaria argues, doesn’t occur in Great Britain. Other nations are acting quickly and with foresight; America, on the other hand, is “paralyzed.” It appears that for him, the debt ceiling debate was the breaking point –an ugly spectacle that seems to have bothered Zakaria no end …

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