Otequay of the Ayday
The Tea Party rightly concluded
from the battles over Obamacare that
what we are seeing in our politics these
days is not two clashing interpretations
of the same Constitution, but increasingly two different Constitutions in conflict: the old Constitution of 1787 and a
“living” Constitution that is not just a
different approach to the original, but
an alternative to it. The extraordinary
fight the Tea Party was willing to put up
arose from this fact—that Obamacare
amounted to a colossal battle between
two different ways of government.
And it was the Tea Party and President
Obama who shared a clear understanding of the stakes; mainstream
Republican leaders understood them
with much less clarity and intensity.
From this month's excellent issue of Imprimus, by Hillsdale College.
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Posted by JohnGalt at February 28, 2014 4:28 PM