David French is an Iraq War veteran and serves as Senior Counsel for the American Center for Law and Justice. He is the author of "Home and Away: A Story of Family in a Time of War," a memoir of his journey from defending America's liberties in court to defending them on the battlefield.
Nowhere is the civil/military divide greater than on the op-ed pages of American newspapers.
Supreme Court justices substitute their own highly individualized and sometimes prejudiced judgments for the judgment of individual citizens.
In the era of the leviathan state, we need the Constitution more than ever. When most citizens think of our obviously expanding government, we think of the direct, obvious costs.
I used to watch events in Washington closely, fully believing that news reports and political debates had meaningful impact on the battlefield.