CBS News Wants To Trash The US Constitution

The Communist Broadcasting Service is getting more aggressive.

From Georgetown law professor Louis Michael Seidman:

I’ve got a simple idea: Let’s give up on the Constitution. I know, it sounds radical, but it’s really not.

CBS Runs Segment Called ‘Let’s Give Up On The Constitution’

h/t to Dave G

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5 Responses to CBS News Wants To Trash The US Constitution

  1. Well, I confess I have similar feelings–I want to “give up” (or worse) on the Supreme Court, sometimes. The problem is, the U.S. Constitution is the biggest, baddest “entitlement” of our “Entitlement Culture”…Nobody can agree on which parts should be axed. Clever little beasties, the founding fathers. Gave ’em an inch, they took the whole mile. Wonder of the world, now, of course (quite right, just so, hear-hear). So pip-pip, cheerio, Prof. Seidman, better men than you have thought about just about everything.

  2. palantir says:

    Reminds me of the following from A Man For All Seasons –

    William Roper: So, now you give the Devil the benefit of law!
    Sir Thomas More: Yes! What would you do? Cut a great road through the law to get after the Devil?
    William Roper: Yes, I’d cut down every law in England to do that!
    Sir Thomas More: Oh? And when the last law was down, and the Devil turned ’round on you, where would you hide, Roper, the laws all being flat? This country is planted thick with laws, from coast to coast, Man’s laws, not God’s! And if you cut them down, and you’re just the man to do it, do you really think you could stand upright in the winds that would blow then? Yes, I’d give the Devil benefit of law, for my own safety’s sake!

  3. Crashex says:

    How many hundreds of students have been “educated” by this professor in the finer points and “proper interpretation” of the Constitution?

    The document founded a nation that grew to become The World Power. And there are well established provisions to make changes (amendments) to the document should parts become outdated. Simply amend the sections that are not necessary in contemporary society. If you can’t get an amendment passed through those provisions, then I’d say its not as outdated as you think.

    The crux of the problem is that it carefully defines provisions of a limited government with limited power and the good professor believes the he and his friends are more enlightened then all that messy free society crap. If they had sufficient control, they could make the enlightened decisions that would take care of everyone; well some more than others, but who would fault him for being kind to friends.

  4. Laurence Crossen says:

    The Blackstonian legal tradition that emphasizes protection FROM the government has been in decline since the Constitution was signed because of the conceit that it was unnecessary in a democracy. It is not the Constitution per se but protection from the government that must not be given up on. Our government has become more and more Benthamite.

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