Thursday, April 24, 2014

Well, Obama is a Collectivist and Collectivists Hate Individual Rights

Absolute must-read article over at the Hoover Institute by William Suter discussing four important, though thinly reported, recent Supreme Court decisions that went against Obama.  Each case represented an attack by the Obama administration on a specific, distinct individual right.  Suter's concluding paragraphs spell it out nicely:
What do these cases have in common? First, the government lost all four in unanimous decisions. Second, each case dealt with a government infringement on a fundamental right—freedom of religion, the right to be free from unreasonable searches, the right to enjoy private property and due process, and the right to compensation when the government takes your property.

It is rare for the executive branch to lose four cases dealing with fundamental rights in unanimous decisions in one term. Those who believe in the Constitution and the rule of law should feel uneasy about the administration’s positions in these cases. The positions taken by the government suggest bullying and strong-arm tactics.