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"Indeed, the rage of theorists to make constitutions a vehicle for the conveyance of their own crude, and visionary aphorisms of government, requires to be guarded against with the most unceasing vigilance."
     -- Joseph Story
     Commentaries on the Constitution of the United States
     Book III, § 1857.

Friday, January 16, 2004

Charles Johnson notes the new Iraqi legal order running off the rails.

I've always thought it was a mistake to invite the Iraqis, fresh from tyranny, to draft their own Constitution. The best favor we ever did Japan was MacArthur writing their new Constitution for them after their surrender; there's no way they could or would have done an even passable job of it, left to themselves.

-- posted by Clayton 1/16/2004 09:53:00 PM

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