Event

Debate: The Soho Forum — Time for a More Powerful Presidency?

  • March 17, 2021
    6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

To make the federal government more effective, presidents should be given fast-track authority to propose bills, for all types of legislation, that Congress must approve or deny by majority vote and without change.

Time for a More Powerful Presidency?

“We live in a modern society with serious modern problems and we have a government that was designed for four million people, almost all of whom were farmers,” says Terry Moe in an interview with The Globe Post.

He continues:  “All we have is gridlock and partisan animosity and tribalism.”

Moe, professor of political science at Stanford University and senior fellow at the Hoover Institute, is the author of the recent book, Presidents, Populism, and the Crisis of Democracy (Dec. 2020) in which he proposes reversing legislative powers.

On Wednesday, March 17, at 6:00 PM ET, Professor Moe will take the virtual stage at the Soho Forum to defend the resolution: To make the federal government more effective, presidents should be given fast-track authority to propose bills, for all types of legislation, that Congress must approve or deny by majority vote and without change.

Taking the negative: Gene Healy, vice president at the Cato Institute and author of The Cult of the Presidency.  

We hope you’ll join us! Register free here.