What if?

December 5, 2011

Andrew Napolitano, host of Fox’s Freedom Watch talk show, wrote an essay for Taki’s magazine. I don’t watch Freedom Watch (since I don’t watch television) but I enjoy the clips of it I see on YouTube. I think the Judge is a bit of a firebrand – which will become evident if you read the whole essay – but I also think that may be a good attitude these days.

Here’s the first paragraph to whet your appetite:

What if the Constitution No Longer Applied?

What if the whole purpose of the Constitution was to limit the government? What if Congress’s enumerated powers in the Constitution no longer limited Congress, but were actually used as justification to extend Congress’s authority over every realm of human life? What if the president, meant to be an equal to Congress, has become a democratically elected, term-limited monarch? What if the president assumed everything he did was legal just because he’s the president? What if he could interrupt your regularly scheduled radio and TV programming for a special message from him? What if he could declare war on his own? What if he could read your emails and texts without a search warrant? What if he could kill you without warning?

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  1. […] December of last year, I had a post that linked to an essay by Andrew Napolitano full of “What if?” statements. In this […]

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