April 12, 2012

Quote of the Day

"Borrowing" WSJ's Notable & Quotable today:

Roosevelt, after whom Obama fashions himself, read the Constitution as empowering government in ways that had been largely rejected for 150 years. That's why those on Obama's side invariably begin their arguments with "Since the New Deal," as if that were a source of legitimacy. It isn't. The Constitution was written in 1787, not 1937. As amended, it is the sole source of whatever legitimacy the government has, and it is the duty of the courts to determine what that law is, in the execution of which they must be actively engaged. -- Roger Pilon

Obama Administration Posted by John Kranz at April 12, 2012 11:48 AM

FDR threatened to "stack the court" to encourage rulings in his favor. That strategy worked for him, to a limited extent and for a limited time, and lost all effect upon his death. President Obama could renew the threat himself but thusfar has not. Whaddaya say, Barack? Bring it on!

Posted by: johngalt at April 12, 2012 3:14 PM

Too late, bro: The Packers Can't Beat the Lions.

Posted by: jk at April 12, 2012 3:28 PM | What do you think? [2]