William Barr’s Re-writing of Constitution Foments Defiance of Democracy

Tim Libretti, PhD
4 min readNov 25, 2019

Speaking before the Ohio Women’s Republican Club in Wheeling, West Virginia in February of 1950, Wisconsin Republican Senator Joseph McCarthy waved a piece of paper before his audience’s eyes, insisting he had a list of over 200 communists working in the state department.

He had, of course, no such list. His anti-communist crusade is now widely characterized as, in fact, a “witch hunt.”

In similar fashion, Donald Trump repeatedly, if only metaphorically, waves around Article II of the…

Tim Libretti, PhD

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