Obama's Constitutional Trap for Conservatives

The president's attempt to intimidate the Supreme Court during his April 2 press conference had the distinct smell of desperation.  And the excuse Obama gave -- that nine unelected judges striking down a law enacted by a popularly elected legislature would be judicial activism -- was not just constitutional illiteracy, but a red herring [i]. A glance at Roe v. Wade exposes the hypocrisy of Obama's posturing.  However, caution is in order.  The president set a trap by framing the ObamaCare argument in terms of judicial activism.  If conservatives take the bait, they'll find themselves playing defense against an onslaught of hair-splitting over what's activism and what's not, when they should be playing offense against the unconstitutional power-grabs of a rogue administration. To see what they could be in for, conservatives should read John Paul Stevens' opinion railing against Citizen's United.  This was the 2010 decision that brought down Obama's wrath by...(Read Full Article)

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