“Our opponents, the media and the whole world will soon see as we begin to take further actions, that the powers of the president to protect our country are very substantial and will not be questioned.” — Donald Trump advisor Stephen Miller on Face the Nation, February 12.
Reminds me of Fidel Castro’s famous line, “Condemn me. It does not matter. History will absolve me.”
But Miller is wrong: People always question presidential powers. Even if the Supreme Court sides with Donald Trump on his executive orders, people will still question whether the court was right. (For more on this issue, look here.)
Or is Miller predicting that something will forbid people from questioning Mr. Trump? This country has tried suppressing opinion all the way back to the Sedition Act. It never works, at least not for very long, and our history usually looks harshly on the people who advocate it.
Either way, Stephen Miller is talking like a damn fool.