This is a great editorial.
I had never thought of it before but we have strayed way too far from the Constitution in our use of the term "Commander in Chief". In short, the President is NOT our commander in chief unless we are in the military. Members of the military are accountable to their commander but the president is accountable to the citizens of the nation. To allow the indiscriminate description of the president as the commander in chief is to cede far too much authority to any holder of the office, let alone the chimp there now.
When Abraham Lincoln took actions based on military considerations, he gave himself the proper title, “commander in chief of the Army and Navy of the United States.” That title is rarely — more like never — heard today. It is just “commander in chief,” or even “commander in chief of the United States.” This reflects the increasing militarization of our politics. The citizenry at large is now thought of as under military discipline.