Trump’s Wrong on Muslims and Guns

Nobody expects a president to be a constitutional scholar. If our current chief executive is any guide it ought to be considered disqualifying -- though Obama’s claims to constitutional knowledge and scholarship are actually much thinner than the parchment upon which that document is written.  So Donald Trump’s lack of constitutional erudition is not in itself terribly disturbing. What’s more problematic is his seeming lack of interest in the topic, and as is the case in other areas, a stubborn unwillingness to learn. Trump, on the other hand, has been winging it successfully so far, at least as a political matter, but this trait is coming back to bite him, as it did recently on the issues of guns and Muslims.  Our republic is deliberately not efficient. A monarch or dictator is much more capable in theory of keeping the trains running and the population physically safe, than deliberately the convoluted constitutional system that...(Read Full Article)