After pledging to kill our enemies
Newt Gingrich returned to one of his favorite themes: violating the
United States Constitution. In Greenville, South Carolina, Gingrich
again said that he would ignore Supreme Court decisions that he
disagreed with. We have previously discussed the flaws in Gingrich’s legal and historical views
but my concern is that pledging to violate the Constitution would make
Gingrich an enemy of our constitutional system. Does this mean that his
first act would be to add his own name to the presidential hit list?
Gingrich told the crowd “The president interprets the Constitution as
president. If the court makes a fundamentally wrong decision, president
can in fact ignore the courts.”
The question is what threatens our nation the most, destroying a
building or a constitutional system? With President Obama continuing the
claim of absolute power to kill Americans, the added claim to ignore the check and balance of judicial review would complete our shift toward authoritarian powers.