A. Barton Hinkle on Obama's War on the Constitution
As a general rule, politicians tend to whipsaw between two poles. Conservatives try to increase economic liberty but show less regard for civil liberties. Liberals care deeply about civil liberties while trying to restrict the economic kind. But the Obama administration is remarkable for its degree of disdain for both. As A. Barton Hinkle observes, despite campaigning on a claim to constitutional expertise based on his past as a law school lecturer, Barack Obama has now become the Constitution's biggest threat.