On Presidents Day, Remembering Why We Have a Strong Commander in Chief
By Hans von Spakovsky
On Presidents Day, we celebrate the life and accomplishments of our first president, George Washington, the father of our country, and Abraham Lincoln, our 16th president and one of our most renowned statesmen.
On that day, Feb. 17 this year, we should remember that the Framers of the Constitution wanted to ensure that an American president—such as Washington and Lincoln—would have the power to defend the country when the safety, security, and independence of its people are threatened.
And that power is exactly what they gave the president in the Constitution when they made him the commander in chief of our military forces. Read More…