Considering how little President Obama seems to know about the Constitution…

January 16th, 2012

…Im not surprised he was a lecturer on Constitutional law.

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  • 1. Nick  |  January 16th, 2012 at 10:05 am

    The problem is that (ironically enough), Lawyers are last people who should be allowed to interpret the law.

    I once had a very good friend, and lawyer, tell me that a good lawyer will never tell you whether something is legal or not. He will only tell you whether what you want to do can be defended in court.

  • 2. BobG  |  January 16th, 2012 at 4:32 pm

    I remember once reading something by F. Lee Bailey in which he said that in a courtroom the truth was unimportant, and guilt and innocence didn’t matter, it was all in how well the lawyer could play the jury.
    Too many lawyers don’t care whether a case is right or wrong, only whether they win.

  • 3. Billiam  |  January 16th, 2012 at 4:40 pm

    The sad thing is that attitude is becoming more and more prevalent, and accepted, in our culture. It’s not just for lawyers anymore.

  • 4. John Foust  |  January 18th, 2012 at 11:52 am

    You guys should listen to yourselves some time.

    If I said “Programmers are the last people who should be allowed to create order entry systems” or “PR guys are the last ones you should ask to write your next press release” you’d know I was making foolish statements.

    You think you know more about the history and interpretation of the Constitution than someone who taught a college course in it? That a lawyer doesn’t know anything about the law? That judges should be drawn from the pool of amiable drunks from the end of the bar, and by “bar” I mean “The Drew Drop Inn” and not the State Bar.

  • 5. Elliot  |  January 18th, 2012 at 11:53 am

    And yet, five Supreme Court justices disagree with the other four all the time. They can’t all be right. I think President Obama is on the not right side more often than not.

  • 6. John Foust  |  January 18th, 2012 at 2:28 pm

    Disagreement between experts on complex questions does not equal “Lawyers are the last people who should be allowed to interpret the law” nor does it mean that Obama doesn’t know more about the Constitution than you or I.

    You’ve got some waterproof truth detector that blinks “true” or “false” that you can swing over a question?

    “Doesn’t seem to know” is a pretty weak way of saying you don’t agree with his opinion.

    And given the state of politics today, it wouldn’t surprise me if Obama did something that didn’t agree with his own opinion.

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