On Constitutional Law and the Storage Costs of Paper Mache Effigies


What do you do when you have an interview with your former boss’s wife?! Answer tough questions with deep imponderables.  For example, I ask: how much rent do protesters pay to store my giant paper-mache effigy? I talk with the Daily Caller’s Ginni Lamp Thomas (wife of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas) about what it’s like for a conservative to live in Berkeley, President Obama’s attack on the separation of powers, and the rising dangers to our national security.

Published in Foreign Policy, Law
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  1. Mike H Coolidge
    Mike H

    This was enjoyable to watch. A couple of thoughts it gave me:

    • It’s interesting that Congress cannot bind future Congresses, but Presidents can essentially bind future presidents by signing certain legislation into law. What this says is, Presidents are duty bound to do things they find immoral or perhaps even Unconstitutional (Does anyone see the irony in that statement?) if a previous president agreed to it.
    • There’s something to be said for the equilibrium of America as world policeman, even if there might be better equilibrium, since getting there might require unimaginably bad consequences. Still, I think Obama does more to harm the equilibrium in the things he says rather than the things he does or doesn’t do. When he undermines world stability simply with words, that’s arguably worse than physically reducing America’s presence without altering in rhetoric. My point being, if he was really doing what he thought was right, he would seek to reduce America’s commitments while convincing everyone we weren’t instead of declaring he was doing more than he’s actually doing.
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  2. doulalady Member

    That was very interesting,, thank you.
    I’m going to take some time to ponder the Paul/Obama concept.

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