Crisis in Constitutional Government

I think VDH is correct in his surmise that they simply don't see it.
While we understand those on the left refuse to believe that a constitutional “legal scholar” like Obama would even think of allowing the executive branch to go rogue, it is indeed strange that in almost every NeverTrump attack on Trump’s conduct, there is almost no recognition or indeed worry that we have been living through one of the great challenges to constitutional government in our history.

Does anyone remember that the Obama Administration allowed Lois Lerner (“Not a smidgen of corruption”) more or less to weaponize the IRS to help the Obama 2012 reelection effort? Does anyone remember Eric Holder’s surveillance of the Associated Press... the strange treatment accorded to investigative reporter Sharyl Attkisson by U.S. intelligence and investigatory agencies... the Benghazi pseudo-video narrative and the strange jailing of Nakoula Basseley Nakoula...?
There's a lot more.


Another article, more examples.
Enemies of the Constitution are now hiding in plain sight....

Who can forget the editorial by Georgetown Law Professor Louis Seidman in the New York Times called “Let’s Give Up on the Constitution.” After all, as he put it, “a group of white propertied men who have been dead for two centuries and knew nothing of our present situation and thought it was ok to own slaves disagreed” with what progressives want to do. This is in the New York Times by a Georgetown Law professor.

Then, getting closer to my area of expertise – election law – there was a law review article in the Stanford Law and Policy Review by an election law professor -- University of Michigan’s Ellen D. Katz -- "Democrats at DOJ: Why Partisan Use of the Voting Rights Act Might Not Be So Bad After All."

When I say they hide in plain sight, these are the things I mean.

1 comment:

E Hines said...

I think VDH is mistaken, or naive.

The smartest folks in the room see and understand very clearly. They're just upset to the point of hysteria that their power is being challenged, their awesome generosity questioned and declined. How dare, after all, milllions of denizens of flyover country, bitter Bible-toting and gun-clinging, irredeemably deplorable racist homophobes, wholly incapable of a minim of nuance demur from their Received Wisdom, which they would freely bestow upon us undeserving?

Why, even our police behave stupidly, even though facts are admitted by their accuser to be unknown to him.

Eric Hines