Author Topic: What's wrong with U.S. foreign policy?  (Read 389 times)

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Re: What's wrong with U.S. foreign policy?
« on: June 11, 2019, 03:37:26 pm »
Well, that is more with domestic politics. Don't forget that, over time, the use of "executive agreements" has increased. This is a get-out-of-jail-free card for presidential foreign policy where the president can say "Oh, it's not a real treaty, just an executive agreement" and thus bypass senatorial consent. Senators stay longer than 4-8 years, typically. Presidents come and go.

The rough draft of the constitution (Aug. 6, 1787 "Report of the Committee of Detail") described a really weak presidency and most of the power over foreign policy was delegated to the senators.

Not saying we should go that route precisely, but a return to the classic "advice and consent" over all international agreements between the U.S. and another country would probably do us good.
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