By Diana West on Saturday, July 04, 2015 10:13 AM
If July 4, 1776, is our Independence Day, March 11, 1941, is our Interdependence Day.
A revolutionary thing happened on the way to World War II. It was called “Lend Lease.” This was the legislation, approved on March 11, 1941, by which the neutral USA began to supply aid to countries at war with Hitler. It was spun by President Roosevelt and Democrats in Congress as a means of keeping America out of World War II, although it was recognized by many Republicans at the time as a war bill.
But that’s not all. Lend Lease granted extraordinary powers to the executive. Indeed, it transferred war-making power from the Congress, where the Constitution placed it, to the president, where it has pretty much remained ever since.
There was something else that was revolutionary about the bill — something revolutionary in a deeply ideological way:
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