Armenia, Eric Holder, and Sujit Choudhry

Every government that’s ever been worth its positive societal weight in salt has had a constitution, effectively laying down the laws of the land for its citizens now and for generations to come. Many constitutions, even though the views of people change all over the world, are based on one another using comparative constitutional law.

This subject – comparative constitutional law – is something that University of California, Berkeley – School of Law professor Sujit Choudhry is a world-renowned expert in.

Choudhry has written countless valuable works over the years related to the field of United States law and constitution in general, the most recent of which is Constitutional Democracies in Crisis? – he wrote a chapter in the book, maybe not the whole thing (

But that chapter involves discussion on what former Attorney General Eric Holder, who served under Barack Obama, tweeted in late December 2017 regarding Department of Justice Special Counsel Robert Mueller.

That tweet, paraphrased, said that the United States citizenry should either take issue with Robert Mueller being fired or losing powers within the Department of Justice – should that happen, which hasn’t, thankfully, happened yet – or be perfectly OK with it. “The American people must be seen and heard – they will ultimately be determinative.

Sujit Choudhry talks about what the “RED LINE” Eric Holder tweeted about meant – the line of above which stands for the American people’s acceptance of such an issue, should it happen, and where space below illustrates a space for disapproving Americans to stand.

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Ultimately, the federal government doesn’t determine whether what’s going on in the United States is appropriate or not, if – and only if – the American people stand up for what they believe is right. If they’re not active for what they want the world to be like, then the federal government – or any government – can effectively do what they want to.

Just a few days ago, Armenians protested its capital’s streets by the tens of thousands because they didn’t agree in what its government was doing. Every citizenry should be as active as Armenians were just days ago.

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