“Let’s Give Up on the Constitution”

That is the non ironic title of an opinion piece in the New York Times. The author of the recommendation starts with this.

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.

The author then goes on, plays the role of Supreme Law Giver, and tell us what parts are wheat and what parts are chaff in the United States Constitution. After all, if we are going to “give up on the Constitution” someone has to decide what will be the law of the land. The author is more than willing to take on that role in the Brave New Order.

This is not to say that we should disobey all constitutional commands. Freedom of speech and religion, equal protection of the laws and protections against governmental deprivation of life, liberty or property are important, whether or not they are in the Constitution. We should continue to follow those requirements out of respect, not obligation.

Nor should we have a debate about, for instance, how long the president’s term should last or whether Congress should consist of two houses. Some matters are better left settled, even if not in exactly the way we favor.

He concludes by acknowledging that it will be difficult to realize his dream of a nation unfettered by a rule book in which majorities can do anything they want to minority groups.

If even this change is impossible, perhaps 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.

This isn’t some basement dwelling leftist hammering a screed on the Daily Kos. This is in the New York Times. If you don’t think the republic is at risk, you should contemplate that this sort of thing is considered reasonable by the editors of one of Americas largest and oldest newspapers.

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5 Responses to “Let’s Give Up on the Constitution”

  1. notamobster says:

    These people make me sick. They’re pulling out all the stops, aren’t they? We’re at greater risk of losing our limited constitutional republic than at any other time in our history. Even during the Civil War, the republic would have withstood the secession of the Confederacy.

  2. Locke n Load says:

    HUAC doesn’t sound like a bad idea right now, does it?
    ‘Push’ stories like these are WH and leftist plants, designed by Cass Sunstein comrades, sold as opinion pieces, and marketed as ‘thought provoking’. In the 50’s, 60’s, and 70’s they were generated by communist operatives planted throughout the press and acedemia. Pravda still writes and sells them but thru different channels today.
    Make no mistake, it IS communist propoganda disguised as learned opinion. Siedman writes like a man who was turned. In fact, Wiki even points out his most ‘acclaimed’ work..well, have a look.

    In addition to Seidman’s theory of judicial review, he is also known for his widely respected[3] constitutional law casebook, co-authored with Pamela Karlan, Mark Tushnet, Geoffrey Stone and Cass Sunstein

    nuff said

  3. messup says:

    The 60’s Progressive Leftists, morphing into today’s New Left, are ones who were involved in the “DOT.COM” revolution of the late 1990’s on into the 2000’s. Today this group dominates all media speak, new speak, and trendy IT (Information Technology). Yes, every so-called “Nerdy Techie” is a Fabian Socialist trained and indoctrinated puppet.

    Ask any one of today’s “Nerdy Techies” if government is the “begin all and end all” in America and to a person, they’ll nod, saying “yes!!!” This is your Twitter, Facebook, Zynga, Google, Microsoft, Apple, et al corporations of 21st century America. Don’t forget, these same “founders” of IT are your 60’s Progressive Leftist Revolutionaries. Need Proof? Check any photo op of the so-called round table with Obama held in 2012’s White House and who does one see at the President’s IT table???Yep, every single IT “mover and shaker!!!!”

    Now, what does this have to do with American citizens and daily news items like what is spewed out by MSM across these fruited plains????Simple, Recall “Obama’s Nerdy Techie Dream Team” and their dominance of:DashBoard, The Call Tool, FaceBookBlaster, The People Matcher and NazWhal to name a few, this last 2012 Presidential Election cycle?

    So, social media, MSM, DNC and We The Elite People of culture of corruption in Washington DC are “in communion” with one common goal…decimate and eliminate the US Constitution, Bill of Rights and Declaration of Independence as our Founding Fathers documents AND direct linkages to “Our Creator.” Since their moral compass is non-existent, so too, is their adherence to “Rule of Law,” it’s an after thought…need proof? Look at Zuckerberg’s Facebook IPO and documents filed for NYSE!!! Fabrications of the first order. And this is just fine with this President, Nerdy . Techies and all MSM…Forego Our Creator for Sodom and Gamorrah. Pray. Amen.

  4. A Guy says:

    Opinion of an Apparatchik