Some Georgetown students believe the Constitution is taken 'too seriously'

To honor Constitution Day last Friday, Campus Reform went to Georgetown University in Washington to get their views on the document. 

Here are the chilling results.

Washington Times:

Campus Reform asked Georgetown students, who have an average SAT score of 1460 and a high school GPA of 4.01, what they thought of the document George Washington said he would “never abandon.” They overwhelmingly disagreed with the nation’s first president and Revolutionary War hero.

Some of the responses by young “Hoyas,” include:

  • “People definitely take [the Constitution] too seriously, it’s not 250 years ago.”
  • “When it was written, we were considering things that absolutely don’t apply today.”
  • “I feel like sometimes people use the Constitution as an excuse to not think and to not work towards progress.”
  • “I come from North Carolina. There are a lot of people in that area who I think take the Constitution too seriously.”
  • “The Constitution itself and a lot of the amendments are probably taken a little bit too seriously.”
  • “Sometimes we’re afraid to think, I don’t know, in more utopian ways.”
  • “We have to keep updating like we would anything after, you know, like, the dictionary is updated once a week.”

Ironically, the nonprofit group’s video brings to mind a famous story about Ben Franklin being asked what form of government the delegates at the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia agreed upon in 1787. His answer: “A republic, if you can keep it.”

Georgetown students were not shown giving specifics as to which limits on federal power are taken “too seriously,” if they knew the proper amendment process, or which aspects of the Bill of Rights “don’t apply today.”

For several decades, we've watched as America's youth appeared to get dumber and dumber about our history. This is the deliberate result of a liberal education system that spent more and more class time on the "injustices" of the US and less time on the miraculous story of our founding. 

I once interviewed a prominent liberal for my now defunct radio show and asked him what limits on federal power would he support. He answered, in the cause of "social justice," none. That appears to be an attitude that has filtered down to this generation.

There are young people out there who revere the Constitution and devoutly wish the US would return to constitutional government. I met them at Tea Party events for the most part - intelligent and passionate kids who really wanted to understand our founding document and make it relevant to America today. 

We saw how they were demonized by liberals and the media, targeted by government, and literally thrown off campus - all because they believe that the ideas espoused 239 years ago in our founding document should hold meaning to all Americans today.

Thank God for them - even though they be few and fighting an uphill battle.

To honor Constitution Day last Friday, Campus Reform went to Georgetown University in Washington to get their views on the document. 

Here are the chilling results.

Washington Times:

Campus Reform asked Georgetown students, who have an average SAT score of 1460 and a high school GPA of 4.01, what they thought of the document George Washington said he would “never abandon.” They overwhelmingly disagreed with the nation’s first president and Revolutionary War hero.

Some of the responses by young “Hoyas,” include:

  • “People definitely take [the Constitution] too seriously, it’s not 250 years ago.”
  • “When it was written, we were considering things that absolutely don’t apply today.”
  • “I feel like sometimes people use the Constitution as an excuse to not think and to not work towards progress.”
  • “I come from North Carolina. There are a lot of people in that area who I think take the Constitution too seriously.”
  • “The Constitution itself and a lot of the amendments are probably taken a little bit too seriously.”
  • “Sometimes we’re afraid to think, I don’t know, in more utopian ways.”
  • “We have to keep updating like we would anything after, you know, like, the dictionary is updated once a week.”

Ironically, the nonprofit group’s video brings to mind a famous story about Ben Franklin being asked what form of government the delegates at the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia agreed upon in 1787. His answer: “A republic, if you can keep it.”

Georgetown students were not shown giving specifics as to which limits on federal power are taken “too seriously,” if they knew the proper amendment process, or which aspects of the Bill of Rights “don’t apply today.”

For several decades, we've watched as America's youth appeared to get dumber and dumber about our history. This is the deliberate result of a liberal education system that spent more and more class time on the "injustices" of the US and less time on the miraculous story of our founding. 

I once interviewed a prominent liberal for my now defunct radio show and asked him what limits on federal power would he support. He answered, in the cause of "social justice," none. That appears to be an attitude that has filtered down to this generation.

There are young people out there who revere the Constitution and devoutly wish the US would return to constitutional government. I met them at Tea Party events for the most part - intelligent and passionate kids who really wanted to understand our founding document and make it relevant to America today. 

We saw how they were demonized by liberals and the media, targeted by government, and literally thrown off campus - all because they believe that the ideas espoused 239 years ago in our founding document should hold meaning to all Americans today.

Thank God for them - even though they be few and fighting an uphill battle.