Todd J. Zywicki, an economics professor at my alma-mater George Mason University, writes in today’s Wall St. Journal about the Chrysler bankruptcy and the rule of law.

Perhaps I am beating a dead horse in the new Bush/Obama socialism, where the government owns banks, mortgage lenders, and car companies. Maybe America just isn’t about free markets, personal liberty, and rule of law anymore. But it seems to me that the Constitution, which says the government must make “uniform laws on the subject of bankruptcies” (Article I, Section 8, Clause 4), prohibits the federal government from treating Chrysler’s bankruptcy any different than any other bankruptcy.

Anybody hear me?

I weep for the republic.

Scott Bradford has been building web sites and using them to say what he thinks since 1995, which tended to get him in trouble with power-tripping assistant principals at the time. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Public Administration from George Mason University, but has spent most of his career (so far) working on public- and private-sector web sites. He is not a member of any political party, and brands himself an ‘independent constitutional conservative.’ In addition to holding down a day job and blogging about challenging subjects like politics, religion, and technology, Scott is also a devout Catholic, gun-owner, bike rider, and music lover with a wife, two cats, and a dog.