The baker should be free to provide or not provide his service to whomever he chooses and in a manner allowed by his Christian conscience.
The main actor in Trump’s presidency so far has been American democracy, not the president himself.
Since the New Deal, presidential power in the United States has been based on the almost plebiscitary connection established with public opinion. Donald Trump is the first to play on the country’s divisions to reinforce his support.
<i>There’s much to criticize in American politics, says honorary professor André Liebich. Except for one admirable thing: the First Amendment of the Constitution consecrated in the freedom of expression. In Europe, censorship is gaining ground.</i>
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Fortunately, the impulse toward human decency cannot be smothered, even in times of crisis. Resistance is growing. Mr. Trump and his allies fear this growing solidarity and take steps to squelch it every day.
<i>In a meeting with senators, Neil Gorsuch – who was nominated for the high court by the president – criticized Trump’s invective against the courts over Trump’s legal battle against his immigration order.</i>
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We have never dealt with such an incompetent, impulsive and unpredictable American president who doesn’t give a damn about legal frameworks.
Neil Gorsuch, who espouses a literal reading of the Constitution, and who is not nearly as incompetent as Mr. Trump, will follow in Antonin Scalia’s footsteps.
In a dangerous and nervous world, experience and knowledge are essential. Trump lacks both.