Napolitano compares Trump to Thomas Jefferson. Is he right?

Posted by $ CBJ 5 years, 6 months ago to Politics
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“This is radical coming from any president in the modern era of government-can-do-no-wrong. It is far more Thomas Jefferson, the small-government champion with whom Trump has never been associated, than it is Theodore Roosevelt, the super-regulator whom Trump has stated he admires.”
SOURCE URL: http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2017/01/26/andrew-napolitano-trump-has-committed-most-revolutionary-act-ive-seen-in-45-years.html


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  • Posted by freedomforall 5 years, 6 months ago
    "How can a U.S. president, who took an oath to enforce the laws faithfully, gut one of them merely because he disagrees with it?"
    Hmmm, that just sounds like every US president since Lincoln (although it is more like Abe the war criminal, TR, LBJ, FDR, and Clinton than Jefferson.)
    "He ordered that when bureaucrats who are administering and enforcing the law have discretion with respect to the time, place, manner and severity of its enforcement, they should exercise that discretion in favor of individuals and against the government."
    Is this only for Obamacare law or can it be applied to all regulations, e.g., enforcing immigration law?

    Whether Trump will be a liberty leader or a statist monarch remains to be seen and Trump's future actions will be the deciding factor.

    I wonder what it was 45 years ago that Napolitano thinks was revolutionary.
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