In an opinion piece published Nov. 28, Joseph Reisert, Harriet S. Wiswell and George C. Wiswell Jr. Associate Professor of American Constitutional Law, argues that Americans have allowed the constitutional system to “decay” as a result of diminishing concern over the preservation of constitutional government. He believes that the trend scholars call the “Imperial Presidency” has continued since the Nixon administration. “Each president tends to exercise more discretionary power, over a wider range of issues, than the previous president; as the president’s power grows, the powers of Congress are diminished,” Reisert writes.