Friday, November 09, 2007

The Paragraph Farmer: Preach it, Laura

re: "...--From a chapter on federalism in the excellent Power to the People, by Laura Ingraham. You could do worse than view this book as a first-year civics or social studies text from a woman who writes better than most academics do. / ... [snip].../ 'Judicial restraint' isn't a term you hear that often, because it doesn't fit into the standard political categories of Left and Right, big government and small government--and that's the point. Under our Constitution, judges are not part of the political process. Judicial restraint begins with a judge recognizing what he is not: he is not Congress, he is not the president of the United States, he is not the mayor of a small town in Texas, he is not the commissioner of the PGA, and he is not God." / Strictly speaking, Ingraham's most recent book is not a history text. It is no substitute for Robert Wilken's Remembering the Christian Past, or Schwiekart and Allen's A Patriot's History of the United States..."...

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