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1NC No solvency – National security bureaucracy crushes implementation and enforcement Glennon, Tufts University, International Law, professor, 14 [Michael J. Glennon, previously Legal Counsel to the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Fulbright Distinguished Professor of International and Constitutional Law, Vytautus Magnus University School of Law, Kaunas, Lithuania, 2014, Harvard National Security Journal / Vol. 5, “National Security and Double Government”, http://harvardnsj.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/Glennon-Final.pdf , P 60, accessed 7.9.15, AM] B. The Congress Like the courts, Congress’s apparent power also vastly outstrips its real power over national security . Similar to the Trumanites, its members face a blistering work load . Unlike the Trumanites, their work is not concentrated on the one subject of national security . On the tips of members’ tongues must be a ready and reasonably informed answer not only to whether the United States should arm Syrian rebels, but also whether the medical device tax should be repealed, whether and how global warming should be addressed, and myriad other issues. The pressure on legislators to be generalists creates a need to defer to national security experts. To a degree congressional staff fulfill this need. But few can match the Trumanites’ informational base, drawing as they do on intelligence and even legal analysis that agencies often withhold from Congress . As David Gergen put it, “[p]eople . . . simply do not trust the Congress with sensitive and covert programs .” 344 The Trumanites’ threat assessments,345 as well as the steps they take to meet those threats, are therefore seen as presumptively correct whether the issue is the threat posed by the targets of drone strikes, by weapons of mass destruction in Iraq, or by torpedo attacks on U.S. destroyers in the Gulf of Tonkin. Looming in the backs of members’ minds is the perpetual fear of casting a career-endangering vote. No vote would be more fatal than one that might be tied causally to a cataclysmic national security breakdown . While the public may not care strongly or even know about many of the Bush policies that Obama has continued , the public could and would likely know all about any policy change —and who voted for and against it— in the event Congress bungled the protection of the nation . No member wishes to confront the “if only” argument: the argument that a devastating attack would not have occurred if only a national security letter had been sent, if only the state secrets privilege had been invoked, if only that detainee had not been released. Better safe than sorry, from the congressional perspective. Safe means strong. Strong means supporting the Trumanites. Because members of Congress are chosen by an electorate that is disengaged and uninformed , Madison’s grand scheme of an equilibrating separation of powers has failed, and a different dynamic has arisen. 346 His design, as noted earlier,347 anticipated that ambition counteracting ambition would lead to an equilibrium of power
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