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Thursday, September 17, 2009

Deep Stupid #6

In today’s Wall Street Journal, Fox News contributor Judge Andrew Napolitano writes about the President’s health care reform plan. He claims it is “unconstitutional at its core.”

Napolitano is a former state court judge, so I respect his credentials as a fellow member of the bar. But a first year law student could demolish most of Napolitano’s argument. And that same first year student, having done some quick research, could dispense with the rest.

The above is reported by Evan Falchuc. (Full disclosure: Falchuc is a member of the bar. I am not.)

A former state judge offers a commentary that is blatantly wrong, in both the big picture and all of it's relevant details.

One variant of Deep Stupid is the utterance of outright false statements (e.g. bare-faced lies) by people who not only should, but actually do, know better.

The Lying, it burns.

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