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‘I Can Do Whatever I Want’

Feb 24, 2014, Vol. 19, No. 23 • By WILLIAM KRISTOL
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That the people justly view with alarm the reckless extravagance which pervades every department of the Federal Government; that a return to rigid economy and accountability is indispensable to arrest the systematic plunder of the public treasury by favored partisans; while the recent startling developments of frauds and corruptions at the Federal metropolis, show that an entire change of administration is imperatively demanded.

That’s the case for a Republican president in 2017.

We don’t want to be too partisan. But there are times when a political party can rise to the defense of a fundamental principle that transcends partisanship. One such principle is the rule of law. The historic mission of today’s Republican party is to defend and restore it.

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