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President Obama and his family attended a worship service Sunday morning at an Episcopal church just across the Pennsylvania Avenue from the White House where presidents frequently have visited.
While I agree with Ron DeSantis' recent piece on the egregious double standard in which our nation's lawmakers exempt themselves from the laws they pass for the rest of us ("Of the rulers, by the rulers and for the rulers," Commentary, Monday) I couldn't help but notice that, while the article liberally quotes James Madison, possessor of the greatest legal mind in our history, the accompanying artwork does not feature Madison.
The idea that the law must apply uniformly to all was something that the Founding Fathers considered to be of fundamental importance. It was, in James Madison's words, something "without which every government degenerates into tyranny."
James Madison, father of the Constitution, warned, "The means of defense against foreign danger historically have become instruments of tyranny at home." Abraham Lincoln had similar thoughts, saying, "America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter, and lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves."
When in doubt, say, "Ronald Reagan."
As it was ramping up for the regular season, Georgetown eschewed the traditional college basketball practice of playing an exhibition contest against an overmatched patsy in favor of keeping things secret.
Colonial Athletic Association
Beer wholesalers contend that alcohol legislation they are pushing on Capitol Hill would safeguard state and local rights - but in reality, it is designed to simply serve the wholesalers' special interests.
The Colonial Athletic Association's evolution into a threat to produce multiple NCAA tournament teams has three consistent pillars. This could be the year that changes.