Saturday, August 6, 2016

It's A Fantasy That Trump Would Defend The Constitution

Like shipwrecked mariners clinging to a floating mast, many Republicans rationalize supporting Donald Trump because of "the court." This two-word incantation means: Because we care so much for the Constitution, it is supremely important to entrust to Trump the making of Supreme Court nominations. Well.
In a Republican candidates debate, Trump complained that Ted Cruz had criticized Trump's sister, a federal judge. Trump said: "He's been criticizing my sister for signing a certain bill. You know who else signed that bill? Justice Samuel Alito, a very conservative member of the Supreme Court, with my sister, signed that bill." Trump, the supposed savior of the Supreme Court, thinks federal judges sign bills.
The mast-clingers say: Well, sure, he knows nothing about American government, including the Constitution, which he vows to defend all the way to "Article XII." He will, however, choose wise advisers and humbly defer to them.
This does not quite seem like him, but the mast-clingers say: Don't worry, he already has compiled a list of admirable potential nominees, and, stickler that he is for consistency and predictability, he will stick to this script written by strangers. This, too, does not quite seem like Trump, but the mast-clingers say: Don't worry, he has said enough to reveal what his "instincts" are. Indeed he has. (The link is mine)
Read the rest of George Will's op-ed HERE.

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1 comment:

cimbri said...

A president has legions of lawyers to tell him whether or not something is legal. If it's blatantly not legal, underlings won't carry out a decision. Therefore, this is yet another fake anti-Trump narrative.

Defending the Constitution is easy, defending the Country is a million times harder. Cruz and his supporters really need to come up with another gimmick.