Leftists Call For Abolishing The Constitution


Just days after Piers Morgan claimed that both the Bible and the Constitution are “inherently flawed” and need to be amended, a Georgetown Constitutional Law professor published a piece in the New York Times that called for abolishing the “archaic, idiosyncratic and downright evil” US Constitution altogether.

Caroline May reports at the Daily Caller:

Georgetown Law professor Louis Michael Seidman writes that the time has come to scrap the Constitution.

In an op-ed published in the New York Times Monday, Seidman, a constitutional law professor, claimed that the nation’s foundational document is the real impediment to progress and solutions to America’s troubles. “

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

According to Seidman, the country’s insistence that it maintain the will of a centuries-old document “has saddled us with a dysfunctional political system, kept us from debating the merits of divisive issues and inflamed our public.”

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He’s not alone in this sentiment, either.   Then-Senator Obama lamented that the Supreme Court didn’t go far enough to “break free” from the constitution in a radio interview in 2001:

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W. James Antle III points out however, that we have already largely given up on the constitution already, or we wouldn’t be in the mess that we’re in:

Seidman calls the Constitution “archaic, idiosyncratic and downright evil.” He’s wrong, but at least he expresses his contempt for the rule of law openly and honestly, instead of insulting our intelligence with insincere twaddle about a “living document.”

[…]  Seidman exercises his constitutional right to miss the point when he blames the fiscal cliff on the fact that revenue bills must originate in the House, or a “grotesquely malapportioned Senate.” But those are the Constitution’s procedural restraints, the equivalent of Robert’s Rules of Order. We got into this mess precisely by flouting its substantive limits on federal power.

Put simply, if the federal government only spent money on its constitutionally enumerated functions, there would be no fiscal cliff. No $1 trillion deficit. No $16 trillion national debt. No $84 trillion in unfunded liabilities for the major entitlement programs and other federal commitments.

It is the constitutional disobedience our man at Georgetown advocates that has the country perpetually on the precipice of financial ruin. He is merely complaining about a too-slow process of dividing up the spoils.

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What they’re really advocating here is a revolution to overthrow the United States as a constitutional republic, so they can replace it with a Socialist Oligarchy disguised as a Democracy.   At least they’re now finally being honest about it.

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(2) Comments

  1. Have YOU asked yourself why we are the benefactors of the Constitution? Is it your conclusion that it was meant to tell us, the people, that we are the benefactors of those rights? Yes–that’s the conclusion but not the reason. The reason is was written is to warn Congress that “CONGRESS shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion or the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press, or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.” Now did you notice that it was written TO inform CONGRESS? Okay, how about the 2nd amendment; why was it so important that it was listed before all the remaining amendments? Well, because it was the hammer given to the people, if necessary, to protect us from a tyrannical power structure by those who may decide the Constitution is nothing more then a document consisting of twenty six plus one articles that may be disregarded if it conflicts with government’s control. Okay let’s take a real close look at the 2nd Amendment: “A well regulated Militia being necessary to the security of a free state, the Right of the People to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.” Don’t you see that both 1st and 2nd amendments was given to the people to assure the security of a Free State. Exactly — But it also was written to warn Congress that the people retains authority to form a militia in order to protect all their Constitutional rights. Not the enacted government enforcement, not regular military but the people. (A militia is an irregular army comprised of citizens) Look up ‘MILITIA’.
    Some are screaming; “Who’s gonna protect us from the criminal and the mentally ill? Okay take a look at the 10th amendment: “The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, or prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people”. Guess what, the individual States and the people have those rights. But the Federal Government does not have those rights. Officially they shouldn’t even talk about enforcing or controlling those amendments.
    And today there are those willing to give it up because they believe our founding fathers were inept and couldn’t imagine the technology of today. Yet, through the last two hundred plus years our countrymen and women have fought and died for their constitutional rights, because they could envision the threats of servitude and autocracy. Our founding fathers looked forward for us, the benefactors, as they penned the Constitution.

    Frank E. Vincent

  2. Obamacare is unconstitutional. We need to repeal this bill. Our country is headed a for a train wreck. I would like to impeach Obama. Hospitals are already laying off their staff. If you think the affordable health care act is actually affordable you are highly misinformed. Where is the government getting the money to help people pay for their insurance on these so called exchanges? That’s right YOU the middle class get to pay for it. Not only will you be paying for your own health care, but you get to pick up the tab for all the people who apply for health care insurance and do not have enough money to pay for their insurance so the exchange will send them a check to help pay for their insurance. This money will come out of your taxes and also will be taken from Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security. The government is already in debt in the billions. Where are they going to get the funds to pay for this program? Out of YOUR pocket. And, not only will you be paying more for insurance and more in taxes, but you will not get good health care. If you go to your clinic you will most likely be seen by a physician’s assistant, not a real doctor. And because of the hardship this is putting on doctors and hospitals, they will be cutting back on their services. You will pay more for less. And, employers are going to be cutting back on their staff and their hours so they do not have to buy health insurance for full time employees. The bond market is going to collapse. Get ready for a total meltdown if you don’t do something. Let’s get this bill repealed and if possible let’s impeach Obama.

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