We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
President Obama (2015): Centuries ago, when kings, emperors, and warlords reigned over much of the world, it was this extraordinary document — agreed to by the King of England in 1215 — that first spelled out the rights and liberties of man. The ideals of the Magna Carta inspired America's forefathers to define and protect many of the rights expressed in our founding documents, which we continue to cherish today.
Obama served as a law professor at the University of Chicago Law School, and is certainly considered by the slant-right as part of the professoriate.
But in case you missed it, we also linked to a commemoration at the University of Michigan. While it only takes a single substantive citation to refute the claim, we'd be happy to provide others. A quick perusal reveals contributions by professors at George Mason, NYU, UVA, and others from around the world.
Sorry zakbots, , I did miss it. I have a copy of the Magna Carta on my wall, and the history of the common law was one of my favorite courses in law school. I particularly remember the British Star Chamber atrocities, which our Founders sought to prohibit by the 5th Amendment (and shades of the 6th). The "Special Counsel" extortion activity of imposing bankruptcy and penalty to the far edge of prosecutorial discretion in order to extract/suborn testimony in the Nixon, Clinton and Trump activities is clearly a reincarnation of the "Star Chamber", which should be abolished.
jaybird: The "Special Counsel" extortion activity of imposing bankruptcy and penalty to the far edge of prosecutorial discretion in order to extract/suborn testimony in the Nixon, Clinton and Trump activities is clearly a reincarnation of the "Star Chamber", which should be abolished.
Because if a well-connected, rich, white guy has to defend himself in court like ordinary people do every day of the week, then what is a well-connected, rich, white guy to do?
The Independent Counsel is under the authority of the Department of Justice.