Sunday, February 06, 2011

The value of a Harvard Law education just dropped

Harvard Law School Professor Charles Fried testified before the Senate the other day that he believes the government can just ignore the Constitution and 230 or so years of legal precedent and force you to buy whatever it wants you to:

"Yes. We hear that quite a lot. It was put by Judge Vinson, and I think it was put by Professor Barnett in terms of eating your vegetables, and for reasons I set out in my testimony, that would be a violation of the5th and the 14th Amendment, to force you to eat something. But to force you to pay for something? I don’t see why not.  It may not be a good idea, but I don’t see why it’s unconstitutional."

We seem to have been quite mistaken -  we were under the impression they had knowledgeable professors at Dear Old Hah-vahd.  Instead, they appear to have persons who ascribe to the Obama School of Constitutional Studies, which holds the view that the government can do pretty much whatever it pleases, as long as it has "good intentions" for doing so.

They're completely wrong, of course.

Best to send your children somewhere else for their law degree.  You'll save money and they'll get a better education.

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