Sen. Lindsey O. Graham (R-S.C.) says, “If we have to go to war to stop this, we will.” By “this,” does he means North Korea’s possession of nuclear weapons, which it has had for 11 years? Or ICBMs, which it is rapidly developing? If so, Graham must think war is coming, because there is no reason to think North Korea’s regime will relinquish weapons it deems essential to its single priority: survival. As Vladimir Putin says , North Korea would rather “eat grass.” U.S. actions have taught this regime the utility, indeed the indispensability, of such weapons. Would America have invaded Saddam Hussein’s Iraq if he had possessed them? Would America have participated in destroying Libya’s regime in 2011 if, soon after Saddam’s overthrow, Moammar Gaddafi had not agreed to abandon his nuclear weapons program?
“Justice Sotomayor unintentionally highlights the danger of having too many laws ” (that is, too much legislation).