Strengthening Constitutional Self-Government

No Left Turns

National Dialogue on Race

Has anyone noticed how naturally President Bush jump-started the "national dialogue on race," a project Clinton could only manage to contrive with a stacked blue-ribbon commission and "townhall" gabfests?

To be sure, the media is trying to keep the Lott debacle alive by tacking on a reference to him in any discussion of the GOP and race; nevertheless, when an elected official treats a matter seriously, especially a controversial one like affirmative action, it is cheering to see that the country is astir with arguments on both sides of the issue. You would think the briefs submitted by the current executive branch were actually dispositive on this question, given the great heat and occasional light now emitted over the subject.

Here’s my tag line for any Supreme Court justice interested in a nice closer for their court opinion:

"Under our Constitution, race should not be the measure of any individual’s rights."

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