Fox News senior judicial analyst Andrew Napolitano stopped by Fox & Friends Tuesday morning to discuss his new book, Theodore and Woodrow. The two former presidents could not dislike one another more, Napolitano told Gretchen Carlson, but they did have one thing in common: The idea that the Constitution was not the supreme law of the land but, rather, a guideline. As they saw it, once a president is in the White House, he can “do almost anything he wanted,” and “certainly the federal government could right any wrong and enact any regulation and tax any event that it wanted.”
“Sound familiar?” Napolitano asked.
This was the beginning, he added, of the “era in which the federal government would have a personal relationship with individuals, in which businesses would be bailed out and individuals would receive welfare from the federal government.” In return, he said, this created a dependency on the government so that people would vote for progressives who would give them “a bigger piece of the pie.”
“It’s so timely,” said Carlson. “Because many people argue that that is the era we live in now.”
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