New York Times Op Ed: “Let’s Give Up on the Constitution”

This New York Times Op Ed by Louis Michael Seidman, a constitutional law professor at Georgetown University, is one of the most absurd and dangerous articles I have read in a very long time. This guy’s incredible conclusion is that it is the Constitution of the United States itself that is causing all that ails the nation at this time.  Not once did I read about the Federal Reserve, or the “war on terror,” or the banker bailouts, or the complete destruction of the rule of law in recent years.  Nope, none of that.  Instead, this scholar’s conclusion is that the founding document, which created the fertile breeding ground for freedom and free markets and led to tens of millions of people to flee to from all corners of the globe, is the problem.

I suppose someone failed to remind Mr. Seidman that the oath of office for the military and those that hold political office continues to be:

I do solemnly swear that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic.

As I have said for years, a key part of the macro agenda of the corrupt elite has been and continues to be the destruction of the U.S. Constitution.  While the Bill of Rights is already being dismantled behind the scenes, Mr. Seidman is part of the effort to “sell” this concept to the sheeple  as I noted in my article: Here We Go…Slate Magazine Bashes the First Amendment.  I expect more of this type of propaganda going forward.

From the New York Times:

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.

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.

The above paragraph is important for two reasons.  First, he picks and chooses what part of the Constitution he agrees with and then says those things are good and should remain.  More disturbingly, he then says we should defend freedom based on “respect not obligation.”  This is insane.  The reason the Bill of Rights exists is to enshrine the protection of civil rights under the law so that an authoritarian government cannot trample them.  Do you really expect government to protect civil rights out of “respect” if they are not obligated to by law?  Not a chance.  Then he concludes with:

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.

Full Op Ed here.

Please pass this on to every freedom loving American you know.

In Liberty,
Mike

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  1. Agreed. Because if I believe the self-important idiot who wrote the op-Ed, we all need mob rule. Not.

    Apart from the Magna Carta, the US Constitution is the longest surviving g social contract on earth. There is a reason why: as originally written, it was a work of genius and foresight. We can quibble with details, but truth be told, our Founding Fathers had the foresight to craft a Constitution flexible and sound enough to withstand circle and world wars, financial and social panic, disasters and centuries of societal and technological change. Contrast this to how many governments have been unsuccessfully reformed in countries such as France, Italy or Russia.

    We see idiotic proclamations by egotistical cafe intellectuals (hint: if it came from Slate, run screaming) every few years. This latest attack on common sense should and hopefully will be quickly forgotten.

    Never forget that we are a democratic REPUBLIC. As such, we are governed by the rule of law. What this Op-Ed posits is the democratic view: rule by mob. A direct majority quickly dissolves into tyranny. Living under laws instead of a mob is the only way to assure the fragile existence of human rights and progress that has made the United States the model of civilization for the world, and the beacon of hope for humanity.

    Our government and Constitution may be flawed. But nothing else on this earth compares to it. That someone so self-important dares to tear it down without a suitable suggestion for anything better shows the arrogance and foolishness that makes me fear for our future. May cooler heads from both sides of the political fence send this idiot packing.

  2. A Constitution for a country or and its people or even for a single organization is essential for enduring governance. Having said that, a Constitution must be ammendable or even replaceable but there must be a specific amendment process and an existing constitution in place otherwise tyanny will foster; the few and advantaged over the many.

    Though I’d be considered atheistic, as we are speaking of America my case in point: the 10 commandments was fundamentally a constitution with many protections for private citizens that some aspects and their associated penalty is out moded. People make graven images for example and commit adultry and few believe this should be a part of the any constitutional framework today; Jesus justified violating the tradition of the Sabbath. We amend these things like out of step laws. So what amendment proposal are being offered by op-eds like this versus throwing out the baby with the bath water?

  3. Seidman = Another eggspurt who has it exactly backwards.

  4. Unflipping believable. One more sign of the times that what is up is down and what is down is up. We are all spinning with disinformation and soon to go into crazy mode….

  5. This is the pinnacle of the total takeover in media,, NYT was once perceived as very credible and it is now a primary tool of propaganda, this is complete insanity,,,the fascists/totalitarians are making their moves like never before,,, or rather just previous to fomenting more war

  6. If you annul the Constitution, then you will be left with no legal basis for your tyranny, and we are stronger than you.

    As to Jesus and the 10 Commandments, Christians have abandoned the Law and follow a Dictator whose own commandments they are to obey.

    So that is kind of the point, is it not? Either the constitution or a dictator, and it will not be you.

    • This is a good comment and I totally agree with it. Seidman is a knuckle-head and should be let go. What has OUR country come to? The Constitution was written by men inspired by GOD. WE better watch out who WE elect. Look at the MUSLIM PUNK who is in the White House for the second time. It will come to a REVOLUTION, I’m sure. Let’s get ready. LARRY VELASCO, AMERICAN

  7. It’s very simple. If you don’t like the U.S. Constitution, get he hell out of the U.S.
    And that includes Obama

  8. “But whether the Constitution really be one thing, or another, this much is certain – that it has either authorized such a government as we have had, or has been powerless to prevent it. In either case it is unfit to exist.”
    ― Lysander Spooner, No Treason: The Constitution Of No Authority

  9. What a great disregard for the countless souls lost for what has become known as a bastion for freedom and democracy. A true beacon, though an imperfect one, none the less a beacon in a world with a vast sea of men and woman who search for the illusive freedoms we have for the most part on any given day in this country.

    Though they are eroding right before our eyes because of fools like the one who wrote this piece for the NYT. Disgusts me to think this man and many who may think like him have forgotten so easily real world history as well as our american history (not the stuff taught in grade school) as well as taken for granted the many great freedoms we have fought for and WON in these United States.

    It is like sitting in a small room full of Alzheimer’s patients who quickly go around in circles to end at the beginning of the same conclusion. But worse because most Alzheimer’s patients may not remember the present and don’t know their future but they usually do remember their past.

    Quick get the cane and yank this two bit writer off the stage. We have two many idiots talking nonsense and not enough thoughtful and heartfelt truths being spoken.

  10. The visceral reaction against this op ed is a symptom of the real problem, the fundamentalism that feeds and forms the myth machine built by American power centres to exploit its domestic population againsttheir own interests.

    The American constitution is unusually prescriptive and onerous largely because these power centres didn’t trust the government of the day (the people) to protect their interests. AmericanThe irony is that it cannot bechanged because the people don’t trust their politicians (not a unique American problem). America is not unique or great, it acts in the interests of its domestic power centres, and has achieved its status for a variety of reasons despite its constitution.

    The mythological indoctrination has reached such heights that the considered, reasonable, evidence-based statements of a constitutional expert with 40 years experience are shouted down because, well, because.

  11. The emotionless psychopaths in “leading” positions have no feelings, neither for the fate of others, nor for the bodily harm that comes to them as consequence for pusing the NWO.

  12. Seidman no doubt worships at the Synagogue of Satan.

  13. As someone viewing America from outside(Canada) but closely following American politics and culture, I would say The Constitution has been ignored/overwritten/violated since 9/11. At this point it appears to be merely an interesting historical document. A remnant from another America.
    Everyone gives it lip service but no one follows its perscription, particularly those who must swear its allegiance before starting their jobs.

    I would go so far as to say I suspect the plan from the beginning of the Corp/Govt coup was the dismantling of The Constitution, as it gets in way of their treason and frauds. Even though in point of fact, it hasn’t gotten in the way at all. It has been laid to rest, with barely as whisper of complaint, by two Presidents, a Supreme Court, and more than a few Legislatures, Federal and State.

  14. This is absolute proof that so-called scientists, academics etc who are tied to some gov’t dept or other, on the most part, are bought and paid for shrills.
    These are the same type of people who brought you the Man Made Global Warming lie/manipulation, so they could send their kids through college, pay for big houses and exceed their own “carbon tax credits” by travelling the world every five minutes.

    Just because these people attain professor status means absolutely nothing. They are nothing more than professional whores, willing to provide any paymaster with made up facts for outlandish schemes and taxes. They are like the High Priests of old in which they were so drunk on their own power, wealth and feeling of superiority, that they failed to see their own demise. Narcissism at its best.

    Be aware, these people are teaching our kids who are paying through the nose for false and misleading information and, whatever you do, don’t expect any gov’t to do things for you out of respect. They couldn’t even spell it.

    • Did you honestly just say global warming is a made up lie? In this day and age how is that belief even possible? At this point we are beyond researched scientific data, just watch the weather channel and you can see weather trends are changing.

      • He said man made global warming was a lie. If you don’t know the difference, maybe you should turn off the weather channel and read some more of that scientific data.

      • Tina F.
        This misusing of other’s words has to cease.
        He did not claim what you said, so just stop it.

  15. The Constitution has some real problems, folks. For example, there are no penalties set forth for when government violates its provisions.

    Consider what Lysander Spooner said over a hundred years ago: “But whether the Constitution really be one thing, or another, this much is certain – that it has either authorized such a government as we have had, or has been powerless to prevent it. In either case, it is unfit to exist.”

    I’m all for ripping the Constitution to shreds, but first let’s abolish the federal government. In other words, secession for all 50 states. Liberals love some parts of the Constitution and conservatives cling to certain provisions, but they all ignore most of the document. Given ample opportunities, conservatives never undo the “bad” things liberals have done, and the liberals never undo the “bad” things conservatives have done. Send them all home.

    When will all you so-called patriots who claim to love freedom wake up and smell the coffee? If you support a lawless imperial empire and a powerful centralized state, you ain’t supporting freedom. The Constitution has failed. It did not limit the power of government. You’re living in a police state/surveillance state with a fascist economic system. Voting for the next Obama or Romney won’t change anything.

  16. I think that giving up the New York Times is a much better idea.

  17. I don’t think we should dignify the piece with our comments

  18. It wasn’t the Constitution that failed, it was the peoples’ failure to guard their own liberty. Helped in part by the elite designed “educational” system. Once the educational trivium was replaced, people were no longer taught how to think but what to think.

  19. Actually, you’ve misread the original article: he didn’t say that the Constitution itself was the problem, but rather the status that we accord it today.

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