Although the Democratic presidents during the end of the Fourth Republic fully embraced presidential government, the true Founders of the Fifth Republic were Republicans, a movement committed to a new state theory of "absolute power" ... Edwin Meese III, who had been promoted in 1985 from Reagan's White House counsel to attorney general [advanced an] interpretation of the "unitary executive." Meese even contended that the Supreme Court's interpretation of the Constitution did not necessarily bind the chief executive.
Not the tears and laughter of the tragedy and comedy of the theatre, but two frowns of consternation. The two faces are not the two parties, Democratic versus Republican. Not two ideologies, liberal versus conservative. The two faces are the splitting of the atom of American sovereignty into two states-within-the state: the Garrison State and the Corporate State. These two spontaneous energies could put an end to the liberal state and to liberalism itself.
Whenever the President finds that the entry of any aliens or of any class of aliens into the United States would be detrimental to the interests of the United States, he may by proclamation, and for such period as he shall deem necessary, suspend the entry of all aliens or any class of aliens as immigrants or nonimmigrants, or impose on the entry of aliens any restrictions he may deem to be appropriate. [8 U.S.C. § 1182(f)]