Thursday, April 15, 2010
Even at the risk of appearing a silly, cockeyed optimist later on, I agree with this. And similar sentiments from Paul Rahe. I think Obamaian bait and switch and overreach may have created an opportunity for a constitutional restoration unlike any since the Reagan administration and perhaps even more than that. I guess that a third of the people are well and deeply shocked by what the Dems have been doing and another 25 percent or so are not so shocked but still significantly alarmed. This fear and justified anger are prompting a sincere turn to fundamental political truths which in our culture means the Constitution, not as read by the New Deal, but as read by somebody who picks it up and reads it as the words mean something like what they say. Or so I hope.