December 31, 2012
Hey! Let's have a 'Burn the Constitution Day!'
See also: Subverting the Constitution I had to read this screed from some obscure "Constitutional Law" professor twice to make sure he wasn't kidding. Louis Michael Seidman teaches at Georgetown University and wrote an op ed in the New York Times titled "Let's Give Up on the Constitution." The prof should give himself an "A" for orignal thinking, a "B+" for unintentional humor, but an "F" for being a total butthead. This is what passes for thinking by Seidman: 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. Consider, for example, the assertion by the Senate minority leader last week that the House could not take up a plan by Senate Democrats to extend tax cuts on households making $250,000 or less because the Constitution requires that revenue...(Read Full Post)