I know Glenn Reynolds is exaggerating for effect...right?
His reaction to the outrage in Congress over the raid on William Jefferson's office is "I say, search 'em all. Now."
Whatever the merits of the Congressional protests, the idea of an unchecked executive branch and a "search 'em all" mentality is not very funny.
We live in parlous times. For a law professor and widely-read commentator to shout "screw the Fourth Amendment" as the country debates issues like the NSA and phone records is just messed up.
Search 'em all. Now.
Would that be a putsch, or a coup?
Instapundit ends by saying members of Congress "should remember that the Constitution forbids titles of nobility, too, despite their effort to transform their positions into something very much like that."
That goes for kings, too, Glenn.