When you hear the word “unprecedented,” reach for your . . . dictionary.
But when you hear someone say we should be “petrified” of “democracy,” what do you reach for, then?
Early last week, President Barack Obama railed against the Supreme Court and the possibility that it might overturn the 111th Congress’s Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, what most of us know as “Obamacare.” He said that would amount to “an unprecedented, extraordinary step of overturning a law that was passed by a strong majority of a democratically elected Congress.”
Nonsense, of course. Overturning...