Second, as one who works a block from the site on Pennsylvania Avenue where Lincoln's assassins planned their crime (where the Newseum is now located), I'd suggest that any conspirators against today's elected leadership should be prepared to pay a similar and rapid price to the hangman; Third, academic freedom is a fine goal, but so is freedom from torture and freedom from being falsely imprisoned for political reasons.
Knowing the law constitutes the basic tool of every lawyer. But working
for what the law should be is an even higher calling for our lawyers and top office-holders.
And in a democracy, I'm not the first to stress that our highest office does
not go by the title Senator, Justice or even President. Instead, it's "Citizen."