7 years, 2 months ago
Glenn Reynolds links Ann Althouse, who after the SCOTUS decision on McCain-Feingold, questions Obama’s intent to formulate a forceful response. Ann asks, “Why would a law professor oppose a Supreme Court decision on a matter of constitutional law and not respect the authority of the Court and honor our system of separation of powers?”
Taking a quick detour, I have always been a fan of John and Abigail Adams. John is in my opinion in many ways the singular father of our republic. The strength of Abigail Adams is a story with its own merit, and worthy of study by any woman who aspires to greatness. Without her, John wouldn’t have been the man he was. Watching the HBO series John Adams made me even more a fan of John and Abigail. Quite simply, it is stunning, and if you’re like me, you intended to watch a DVD, put it aside, watch another next week, and so on. I ended up watching all of them in a single day. I couldn’t help myself.
Now back to Ann’s question. Ann has smart commenters, and kent offers this brilliant summary. “Because, so far as President Present is concerned: this is a nation of men, not laws. He is, at his core, the anti-John Adams.”
That’s it. I find a whole host of reasons to dislike Mr. Obama, but this sums the issue up as nicely and succinctly as I can imagine. If you haven’t watched the HBO series on Adams, you must do so as soon as possible. After completing it, sit back and ponder the proposition that Obama is, at his core, the anti-John Adams.