Here’s my post-election prediction: the left will suddenly become very interested in limiting the power of the federal government.

Expansive executive power was great when their guy was in charge. But in a few months, Donald J. Trump inherits all of that unconstitutional presidential authority.

For years, I’ve preached the danger of ignoring Constitutional limits just because your team wants to get things done. At some point, the other guys take over. When they do, the power your team usurped to “get things done” gets turned against you.

The left is about to learn that lesson the hard way.

It will be interesting listening to progressives suddenly preach the virtues of limited government power as their constitutional chickens come home to roost.


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