Tearing Up the Constitution is Insane (Even for the New York Times)

Shredding the ConstitutionThere is plenty of room at the table for differences of opinion. People don’t always have to agree, but in order for this country to have a chance, we must all actually wish to see a better America. We must all love America and root for its success. We must be willing to change our imperfect union through the advocacy of good ideas.

However, what and who we are battling is not a different opinion of how to achieve the American dream- we are battling radicalism that hates this country to its very core. We are battling leftists who do not seek to mold the clay of America; we are battling a left that seeks to squash it.

Nothing illustrates this point more than the recent op-ed by Louis Michael Seidman, a professor of constitutional law at Georgetown University, who actually advocates that we give up this “vile” thing called the Constitution. Seriously.

Seidman, who boasts that he has taught Constitutional Law for 40 years, wrote,

“AS the nation teeters at the edge of fiscal chaos, observers are reaching the conclusion that the American system of government is broken. But almost no one blames the culprit: our insistence on obedience to the Constitution, with all its archaic, idiosyncratic and downright evil provisions…

Our obsession with the Constitution has saddled us with a dysfunctional political system, kept us from debating the merits of divisive issues and inflamed our public discourse. Instead of arguing about what is to be done, we argue about what James Madison might have wanted done 225 years ago.”

We argue about what is the best course by remembering that to re-obtain the prosperity of America in yesteryear, we must try and govern as they did when American policy made sense. What do you do when you lost something? You go back to the last place you saw it. In this instance, we have lost independence, self-reliance, freedom from government intrusion and representative democracy with an emphasis on representation for the people. To see these fine things once again, we must ask ourselves what smarter men than we might have considered. To those who are not unbearably pompous and arrogant, it is no crime to emulate the governing practices of better leaders long dead.

Seidman continues,

“As someone who has taught constitutional law for almost 40 years, I am ashamed it took me so long to see how bizarre all this is. Imagine that after careful study a government official — say, the president or one of the party leaders in Congress — reaches a considered judgment that a particular course of action is best for the country. Suddenly, someone bursts into the room with new information: a group of white propertied men who have been dead for two centuries, knew nothing of our present situation, acted illegally under existing law and thought it was fine to own slaves might have disagreed with this course of action. Is it even remotely rational that the official should change his or her mind because of this divination?”

There it is! The classic liberal delegitimization of our founding fathers because they owned slaves at a time when, sadly, the Southern agrarian-based economy rested on slave labor. Perfect. Nevermind that many Northerners despised the practice. Nevermind that many Southerners did as well. Let’s throw out their brilliant ideas of governance based on their tacit cooperation with an entrenched part of American society.

Seidman finishes,

“[P]erhaps the dream of a country ruled by ‘We the people’ is impossibly utopian. If so, we have to give up on the claim that we are a self-governing people who can settle our disagreements through mature and tolerant debate. But before abandoning our heritage of self-government, we ought to try extricating ourselves from constitutional bondage so that we can give real freedom a chance.”

I believe what he’s describing is anarchy. Anarchy exists when we reject the foundational principles of our rules of law. We have an amendment process to amend imperfections in the Constitution. But that’s not good enough for the radicals. They seek destruction of our society and a rebuilding from the ashes in their modern, socialist visions.

That’s what is at stake here. Make no mistake- the left aims not for cooperation to the same ends, they seek a trampling of the right.

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7 Responses to Tearing Up the Constitution is Insane (Even for the New York Times)

  1. Mike says:

    Now I understand why so many idiots are coming out of Georgetown.

  2. Mannie says:

    He is promoting Democracy, which is but one step removed from Anarchy. The Founding Fathers knew this well, having lived through some seriously nasty democratic excesses during The Revolution. They crafted The Constitution to prevent Democracy, or at least hold it at bay. They gave us a Representative Republic, where democratic means are used to elect representative leaders who are supposed to exercise their judgement. It also gave us safeguards of some of our rights from the tyranny of the majority.

    Remember, it was democratic institutions that brought us slavery and segregation. It was The Constitution that, admittedly belatedly, outlawed them.

    The part of The Constitution that Enemies of America want to eliminate, are those that check government power, and enumerate the rights of The People. They want a government of unlimited power. This must be fought with every means, fair or foul, at our disposal. There is no price too steep to pay to defeat the Totalitarian Lefties. None at all, for their excesses are worse than anything the right can aver do.

    • Justin says:

      Mannie, thats possibly the best comment I have ever read on the internet. Thanks for sharing. I realize I am not the smartest man, I am not a collegial individual. I will not be able to help with this government mess… I do however have a particular set of skills that will help me fight like hell to keep it from being overrun by leftist idiologs if necessary. Hard times are coming I fear, people are fed up. Semper Fi and God bless.

      • LTCRwice says:

        Justin Glad to see you accept your LOT in life..as do I. Some are deep thinkers, some are of the warrior lot. The Bible clearly teaches that you can only lead to the degree you are willing to serve Mt 23:11…your service with your particulare set of skills will help with this government mess.

  3. Bill says:

    It will get worse..sad but I agree with Jim amd Mannie…I have heard idots or govement officals, different words same meaning. Talk about the 2nd admendment
    that it means guns for hunting…BULL..The PEOPLES right to keep AND bear ARMS, that tells those in power that { you obey the Constitution and we wont shoot you. Heres one for you its in the letters and drafts to the US Const, [IF you consider yourself a patriot deserving libery and freedom but never willing to bear arms against it, you deserve neither lliberty nor freedom] The constitution is a contract between us and them and they have and are violating it ….

  4. Ed Cruz says:

    Seidman expressed his 1st amendment right, that’s great. I do not agree with him. Neither do I agree with the statement:
    “There it is! The classic liberal delegitimization of our founding fathers because they owned slaves at a time when, sadly, the Southern agrarian-based economy rested on slave labor. Perfect. Nevermind that many Northerners despised the practice. Nevermind that many Southerners did as well. Let’s throw out their brilliant ideas of governance based on their tacit cooperation with an entrenched part of American society.”
    I am an independent but lean liberal because I feel that the right is wrong, I can’t trust a group that lies to everyone including their own people just to win, whatever the cost, there is no courage to that position and it’s not American. I also see no value in further persecuting the poor. In the long run we will come to find how important they are to the survival of our economic Nation! The Constitution is our guide that is why we are free to adjust it to where we want it to take us. My gripe is not with the Constitution but with the Courts who tend to find for their own view not the constitutions supremacy. There will never be a justification for a system that finds all people are not equal. SCOTUS has impeached its self at least 5 times within the past ten years! Even with judicial immunity one has to honor their duty not come up with a catchy idea that because of their employment they are above the law along with whoever they choose. If a judge finds in error they and the ruling needs to be corrected not hidden under a rug in make believe that is was not an error but some justifiable trick of his office. It is a corruption is to find what is illegal legal and what is legal illegal. If they country goes down the tubes it will not be for the constitutions age but the decisions that bring it down and all of us with it. The Supreme Court Gang of Five needs to wake up before it is too late! All men are created equal and in this paradigm there is consequence for all acts. It is the Law of the Universe not some token planet in some obscure galaxy.

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