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Diagnosing The Health of Republican Government With F.H. Buckley

Ben speaks with F.H. Buckley, author of The Once and Future King, about the health of Constitutional government in America today.


The last decade in American history has witnessed the expansion of the Executive power and subsequent erosion of the Legislative branch. That’s according to author and Constitutional scholar, F.H. Buckley. The George Mason professor argues that Montesquieu’s hallmark of Republican government, the separation of powers, has been completely hollowed out.

The author joins Ben on this episode of the Federalist Radio Hour to discuss the recent Supreme Court cases, and also his recent book, The Once and Future King: The Rise of Crown Government in America.

Later, John-Henry Westen casts light on what’s to come in the wake of the Supreme Court’s legalization of gay marriage. The editor-in-chief of LifeSiteNews, offers the Canadian experience as a cautionary guide for the United States.

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