Tagged: U.S. Constitution

The Constitution, Abuse of Power, and “Technical Crime”

From the “pox on both your houses” school of political philosophy, let us address the issue of presidential abuse of power, specifically in light of the question, asked by many slaves of the Republican Party establishment (i.e., Trump supporters), as to whether such a charge, brought by Democrats, is anything but a partisan political ruse for “overturning an election.” For some reason, the...

What a Principled Constitutionalist Does NOT Do

Ted Cruz, who for years banked his whole political career on being the most principled constitutionalist in the room, along with Ben Sasse, who has played for that same audience since beginning his political career, both voted to support Trump’s national emergency declaration, while simultaneously expressing “deep concerns” (aka backside-covering phony reservations) about giving any president such powers. In short, they just fell...

Crying Out for a Tyrant

Rand Paul has waited until the last moment to announce that he will vote against Donald Trump’s national emergency declaration, all but insuring that the Senate will officially reject the presidential power-grab. In response, Trump’s cultists and other Republican establishment lovers are taking to the internet to decry Paul’s treason — not treason against the United States, or against the Constitution, but against...