President Obama has the talent to say things that are demonstrably false and make them sound not only plausible but inspiring. When asked a couple of weeks ago whether he thought the Supreme Court would uphold ObamaCare as constitutional or strike it down as unconstitutional he replied: "I'm confident that the Supreme Court will not take what would be an unprecedented, extraordinary step of overturning a law that was passed by a strong majority of a democratically elected Congress."
But how unprecedented would it actually be if the Supreme Court declared a law unconstitutional if it was passed by "...a strong majority of a democratically elected Congress"?
In what may be one of the most famous Supreme Court cases in history — Marbury v. Madison in 1803 — Chief Justice John Marshall established the principle that the Supreme Court can declare acts of Congress null and void if these acts violate the Constitution. They have been doing so for more than two centuries. It is the foundation of American constitutional law.
Now look at President Obama's background: a degree from the Harvard law school and taught constitutional law at the University of Chicago law school. There is no way that Barack Obama has never heard of it or really believes it to be "unprecedented" after two centuries of countless precedents. In short, he is simply lying. And the media that exposed President Nixon's lies are covering for President Obama.
Benedict Frederick Jr., PasadenaCopyright © 2014, The Baltimore Sun