“I would suggest to you actually, as a historian, I may understand [the Constitution] better than lawyers,”

December 17th, 2011

“And as lawyers, those two attorneys general [Mukasey and Gonzales] are behaving exactly like law schools, which have overly empowered lawyers to think that they can dictate to the rest of us.”

Sayeth Speaker Gingrich who wants to abolish the 9th Circuit and subpoena judges he does not agree with.

Who understands the Constitution better? Historians or lawyers? What hath originalism wrought? Paging Justice Scalia.

Update: Looks like Gingrich isn’t nearly as good of a historian as he claims.