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Let’s Give Up on the Constitution
New York Times, by Louis Michael Seidman

Original Article

Posted By:jackson, 12/31/2012 9:00:25 AM

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 measures originate in the lower chamber. Why should anyone care?

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Doesn´t this nitwit realize we "gave up" a long time ago. Wow! Such EDGY stuff from the Gray Lady, and, BTW, why did Georgetown (!) employ this idiot as professor of constitutional law?

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: nosillod, 12/31/2012 9:07:49 AM     (No. 9091176)

Exactly OP. If we were following the Constitution, we wouldn´t be in the mess we are in right now.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Salt5792, 12/31/2012 9:11:52 AM     (No. 9091187)

The sloppiest line in the Constitution is better than the most erudite legislation coming out of the Congress today.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Guard SGT (ret), 12/31/2012 9:13:56 AM     (No. 9091189)

I will never give up on the Constitution. If we were following it, we won´t be in the mess we are.

For starters, the Usurper Barry Soetoro (aka Obama) wouldn´t be in the White House. Since his Dad was British, he is forever barred by the US Constitution from being President. Barry is NOT a Natural Born Citizen!

So America doesn´t have a President currently. We shouldn´t recognize him as President.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: CaptainLibra, 12/31/2012 9:14:27 AM     (No. 9091191)

If we were following the Constitution, Jughead wouldn´t be President.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: bearcat, 12/31/2012 9:14:51 AM     (No. 9091192)

Maybe we could get someone smart like Chavez to run things. Moron.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Pilot222, 12/31/2012 9:15:14 AM     (No. 9091193)

And this is what passes as enlightened thought.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: afreeman, 12/31/2012 9:15:32 AM     (No. 9091194)

He is a fascist and a disgrace to Georgetown.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: cobieone, 12/31/2012 9:17:48 AM     (No. 9091197)

No doubt this guy is a moron. But we need to understand this is the thinking of millions including the current occupier in the White House and his administration.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: zoidberg, 12/31/2012 9:19:18 AM     (No. 9091200)

Progressives have always found the Constitution an impediment to "getting things done." Which is exactly why we need it.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: On fire, 12/31/2012 9:20:38 AM     (No. 9091203)

...does this mean Texas can secede now?

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Reply 11 - Posted by: cThree, 12/31/2012 9:25:35 AM     (No. 9091216)

I find his commentary not as screwy as it would seem from the headline, but desparately flawed in this particular:

His point is to show where we have deviated from the "parchment" yet endured as a country. From the article:

What has preserved our political stability is not a poetic piece of parchment, but entrenched institutions and habits of thought and, most important, the sense that we are one nation and must work out our differences.

If the writer is unaware how intense the assault on this melting pot unity has been, he should take a sabbatical and read up on current events. At least, though, it sounds like he´s prepared to admit how deleterious the corrosion of such national unity can be.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: ruready?, 12/31/2012 9:26:06 AM     (No. 9091220)

A economic collapse put these clowns in the majority. Still I believe that an even more devastaing collapose is the only prescription that will pluck the tailfeathers out of these cuckoos.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: Hobbiest, 12/31/2012 9:28:01 AM     (No. 9091221)

Does this mean that conservative politicians and interest groups can now sue the britches off the NY Times for negligent reporting because NY Times v. Sullivan would no longer provide the press with a special exception to traditional libel law?

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Reply 14 - Posted by: wakizashi1, 12/31/2012 9:33:41 AM     (No. 9091227)

If I am ever able(again)to start that gets big enough to hire lots of people, I will have in the charter not to hire anyone from the ivy league schools or any northeastern university. This guy is a prime example of the quality of learning coming out of these schools. CA. schools also included.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: Johnny Angle, 12/31/2012 9:34:19 AM     (No. 9091229)

He is absolutely correct - Did not Mussolini make the trains run on time?

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Reply 16 - Posted by: owl, 12/31/2012 9:36:31 AM     (No. 9091233)

Right OP . The liberals and their socialist kin began their assault when Woody began hs presidency . And your authorship ??. look who is a prof none other than Robert Reich . He´d burn the Constitution on tv if he could .

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Reply 17 - Posted by: JimS, 12/31/2012 9:38:22 AM     (No. 9091239)

Yeah, the NYT would have us give up on the Constitution--all except the part in the 1st Amendment about freedom of the press--because journalists and reporters are just so ELITE, doncha know?
I don´t know about you folks, but journalist majors were among the dumbest people you could meet in college. One step below Hotel Admin, and one step above Phys Ed.
Yet, these fools who could not function in a real job deem themselves superior and ELITE.


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Reply 18 - Posted by: Bamatex, 12/31/2012 9:39:51 AM     (No. 9091242)

Thanks "professor" for showing us what we already see: the liberal hatred of the Constitution. I can imagine the chatter of the drones after class--"the prof is so new-edge!" Fascism and totalitarianism ain´t new-edge, chillun.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: mary Ellen, 12/31/2012 9:42:13 AM     (No. 9091245)

NEVER!

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Reply 20 - Posted by: heartlandconservative, 12/31/2012 9:51:12 AM     (No. 9091258)

It sure is nice when your enemy broadcasts his intentions. If you think this scarey, I suggest you check out your local school and find out what is being taught to your children and grandchildren.
He is right about one thing, our Constitution is indeed in tatters, but not for the reasons he puts forth. We the People gave up on this great document years ago, simply by being apathetic and letting George do it.
I would bet $10 real dollars that the majority of those on this site, just like the rest of the country, could not pass a simple Constitutional quiz. And worse yet, the majority won,t take the time to learn.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: William1, 12/31/2012 9:51:16 AM     (No. 9091259)

When you give up believing in the Constitution, then anything is possible.

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Reply 22 - Posted by: Flashback, 12/31/2012 9:59:37 AM     (No. 9091278)

"foreign and Domestic."

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Reply 23 - Posted by: nerdowell, 12/31/2012 10:00:08 AM     (No. 9091279)

Well, maybe we could suspend it long enough to shoot his stupid ass.

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Reply 24 - Posted by: pindarjr, 12/31/2012 10:00:58 AM     (No. 9091282)

Dear #7, Seidman may be a fascist, but he most certainly is not a disgrace to Georgetown where, more than likely, most of his colleagues agree with him.

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Reply 25 - Posted by: sunsong, 12/31/2012 10:06:08 AM     (No. 9091292)

Let´s don´t

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Reply 26 - Posted by: Really?, 12/31/2012 10:13:11 AM     (No. 9091305)

I can´t call the writer what he should be called..

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Reply 27 - Posted by: msjena, 12/31/2012 10:13:53 AM     (No. 9091308)

Seidman ignores the fact that the Constitution can be changed. It, too, is a product of democracy. But it is, of course, harder to change than an ordinary statute. Isn´t that the way it should be? Does he really want the right to free speech be subject to modification by a simple majority vote in Congress? Seidman is of the realist school, which says that the Constitution bends depending on the political circumstances or perceived necessity--for instance, the internment of Japanese citizens during WWII. Well, judges are fallible, it is true. But does that mean that the solution is to get rid of the Constitution altogher? No, it means we must continue to strive, however imperfectly, to hew to the ideals it represents.

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Reply 28 - Posted by: David Key, 12/31/2012 10:14:09 AM     (No. 9091310)

Whew no wonder we are in such trouble. This guy helps educate our elite. No wonder we have descended into chaos and disfunction as a form of govt. The founders started with the idea that govt is at best a dangerous servant at its worst a brutalizing tyranny. Govt must be constrained for our freedom and liberty to exist.

It is wonderful to have such modern day wise men to be able to explain and rationalize what parts of the constitution we should follow and what we should ignore. Of course there are other wise men who would have us pick and choose other parts that they feel we should follow or ignore. That is the problem of situational ethics or morals or religion. There´s a passage in the Old Testament that talks of how every man did good in his own sight.

The constitution and adherence to it provides the proper boundaries and reins in the tyrannical tendencies of our government. Clowns like this bozo, and our current crop of leaders in Washington love the idea that their political philosophy should rule the roost.

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Reply 29 - Posted by: BruisedOrange, 12/31/2012 10:14:28 AM     (No. 9091311)

Seidman has publicly embraced his Weimar-Hitler moment.

"Brown shirts, form to the left... march!"

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Reply 30 - Posted by: vesicant, 12/31/2012 10:19:04 AM     (No. 9091330)

This is serious. This is the only the latest in a series of trial balloons related to the Constitution (remember Lawrence from the Bronx on C-Span a couple of days ago? Remember Congressman Jose Serrano, D-New York of course, submitting HJ Res 5 to abolish the 22nd Amendment even before scumbama took office, and then resubmitting it as HJ Res 17 in January 2011? Remember scumbama´s fondness for executive orders? Remember gun control and that pesky 2nd Amendment? Repealing the Constitution is the wave of the leftist future -- if not all at once, then piece by piece.

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Reply 31 - Posted by: curious1, 12/31/2012 10:29:13 AM     (No. 9091350)

I took an oath to defend the constitution from vermin like this. What about you guys?

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Reply 32 - Posted by: federale, 12/31/2012 10:35:14 AM     (No. 9091360)

Who needs a Constitution anyway? Hitler built a good car for the people. Mao and Pol Pot reeducated a lot of their citizens who they deemed spent too much time in the cities and not enough time working on farms in the countryside.

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Reply 33 - Posted by: O.S. Banker, 12/31/2012 10:36:43 AM     (No. 9091363)

If he wishes us to give up on the Constitution, then I say we cling (bitterly) to the Declaration of Independence.

Particularly that portion that reads ´for one people to dissolve the political bands that have connected them to another´.

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Reply 34 - Posted by: Kansas Conservative, 12/31/2012 10:37:03 AM     (No. 9091366)

If we give up on the Constitution, you will find innocent people in concentration camps within a decade.

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Reply 35 - Posted by: Butch59, 12/31/2012 10:38:17 AM     (No. 9091370)

I´m not a Constitutional professor, nor am I a lawyer. But even I know that the overarching theme of the Constitution was/is to RESTRAIN what the federal government can do to it´s citizens. Yes, it created a government, but doing so, it points out what each of branch of the government CAN do, and more importantly, what it CAN NOT do. Sadly, over time, that part about what it cannot do has been lost or forgotten or both.

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Reply 36 - Posted by: lwgii, 12/31/2012 10:39:57 AM     (No. 9091374)

Hey, Lou! And I say this most respectfully, if that´s what you truly believe, find another line of work.

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Reply 37 - Posted by: ColoWapiti, 12/31/2012 10:40:32 AM     (No. 9091375)

If his desire were fulfilled, we would no longer have to recognized the federal government, any of its agencies (including the EPA and the IRS), nor any of its elected officials, including the Messiah.

Wonder how he FEELS about that?

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Reply 38 - Posted by: strikingviking, 12/31/2012 10:49:37 AM     (No. 9091390)

Our government was created by the People as a democratic republic constrained by our Constitution. This form of government is anathema to Fascists, who favor concentrating all State power in the executive branch.

Fascists have been railing against our Constitution for the last 100-plus years (Teddy Roosevelt wasn´t a fan).

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Reply 39 - Posted by: plainjane, 12/31/2012 10:49:39 AM     (No. 9091391)

And he´s a professor at Georgetown....what a brilliant example of the blind leading the blind.

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Reply 40 - Posted by: coyote, 12/31/2012 10:54:36 AM     (No. 9091402)

On the contrary,Siedman, the constitution is the only thing that holds this country together in the face of your idiot prescriptions.

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Reply 41 - Posted by: PoliticalJunky, 12/31/2012 10:58:10 AM     (No. 9091411)

At first I thought this article was satire. I could not take seriously what I was reading. My head began to swim when I read: "Nor, finally should we have an all-powerful president free to do whatever he wants. Even without constitutional fealty, the president would still be checked by Congress and by the states." HOW? That statement is nonsense.

Actually, the Constitution is a gentlemen´s agreement. Gentlemen agree to be bound by it. But, Obama is no gentleman.

There are other agreements. Once upon a time the citizens were agreeable to supporting the costs of government by willingly paying their income tax and not cheating. That was a gentlemen´s agreement. It no longer exists, fraud is running rampant aided and abetted by many Congressmen and by the President. The President has, himself,rewarded his contributors, in one instance he has required the IRS to refund money by issuing gift cards instead of checks, which cards are incidentally manufactured by an Obama supporter.

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Reply 42 - Posted by: Italiano, 12/31/2012 11:25:35 AM     (No. 9091455)

Yikes. Full moon?

Let´s just shoot it out, clean up and start over. Get it over with.

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Reply 43 - Posted by: Udanja99, 12/31/2012 11:26:13 AM     (No. 9091459)

Perhaps Seidman should take a sabbatical and spend a few months in one of those countries which don´t have constitutions. I hear that North Korea is an especially good example this time of year.

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Reply 44 - Posted by: Bobn.T, 12/31/2012 11:28:54 AM     (No. 9091470)

How about for the NFL playoffs and the super bowl, we allow the football rules be changed as the games are being changed?

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Reply 45 - Posted by: Bobn.T, 12/31/2012 11:30:39 AM     (No. 9091475)

I´m holding on to the 2nd amendment as all else is in vain without it.

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Reply 46 - Posted by: WhamDBambam, 12/31/2012 11:31:37 AM     (No. 9091481)

Once again, the NYTwits´ mask slips.

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Reply 47 - Posted by: steveW, 12/31/2012 11:35:11 AM     (No. 9091492)

Finally, said out loud. Thank you, Mr. Seidman, for being honest.

Trash the Constitution -
This is what every liberal thinks, but won´t admit.
This is what every "progressive" thinks, but won´t admit.
This is what every Democrat thinks, but won´t admit.
This is what every Obama-worshipping MSM "journalist" thinks, but won´t admit.
This is what every left-leaning school teacher thinks, but won´t admit.
This is what every communist and socialist thinks, and outside of America´s borders they admit it.

We should encourage them to stop the lying, come out of the closet, and admit that between freedom and forced "equality", they choose the latter.

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Reply 48 - Posted by: laotzu, 12/31/2012 11:49:48 AM     (No. 9091524)

Nailed it, ## 9 and 39.

The fascist Progs don´t want to amend our Constitution; they want to neutralize it. There is a difference.

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Reply 49 - Posted by: bighambone, 12/31/2012 12:03:55 PM     (No. 9091559)

Ever notice that you only see op-eds. like this slamming the US Constitution when the liberals are in charge in Washington D.C. and when the Constitution is seen by them as a restraining force to their leftist political agenda.

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Reply 50 - Posted by: veritas, 12/31/2012 12:10:31 PM     (No. 9091571)

Louie, there are 190 other countries more or less where the US Constitution isn´t in force.

Doesn´t it make more sense for you to move to one of them rather than for you to impose your "ideas" on millions of Americans who want no part of them? Who [unlike you] understand the Constitution, its values and virtues and how its been abused? By people like you?

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Reply 51 - Posted by: retcpo, 12/31/2012 12:20:22 PM     (No. 9091589)

We apear to be a nation largely made up of domesticated turkeys, sprinkled with vultures. For those who would look up and into the distant sky, they would note, a gathering of eagles.

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Reply 52 - Posted by: Talk2, 12/31/2012 12:38:11 PM     (No. 9091613)

When one lives in an echo chamber one falls in love with one´s own voice regardless of how much nonsense one mouths.

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Reply 53 - Posted by: hicokid, 12/31/2012 12:42:49 PM     (No. 9091623)

Oh, the irony of it all. Teaches Constitutional law in an elite law school, and wants to tear it to shreds.

At least they´re coming out of the closet now, and we know who they are.

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Reply 54 - Posted by: Marzon, 12/31/2012 1:18:12 PM     (No. 9091683)

A Georgetown law professor, he and Sandra Fluke probably talked this over after one of thier numerous "tutoring" sessions...

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Reply 55 - Posted by: jgalt, 12/31/2012 1:25:52 PM     (No. 9091693)

The Consitution is the practical implementation of our ideals as a Nation, the recipe for achieving that which we declared was most important to us as a people: Individual Freedom and Responsibility.
That is the SPIRIT of the Law of Our Land. The leter of the Law is important of course, bu interpretation of the letter of the Law shoudl always be done within the context of its intetion. If we held to this one simple principle, we would not have strayed so far from our Founding Ideals that we are now irreversibly doomed to let this Great Experiment - the greatest in all of Human History - succumb to the the forces of darkness. And I think obama will go down in history as the final and most powerful agent of destruction of this once Great Nation - Exactly the way he wants to be remembered.

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Reply 56 - Posted by: jglas, 12/31/2012 1:36:59 PM     (No. 9091711)

This is one of those people (usually of a liberal mindset) who think they know the way things ought to be run and just don´t want to bother with the established way to make changes. The constitution isn´t fixed. It can be amended in just about any way that meets a consensus of a large majority of the states and citizens. But that takes work, time and persuasion. The whole idea is to make it hard to change so some flash craze doesn´t become the law of the land. That makes it a wise document, much wiser than knee jerk pabulum pushers like this guy.

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Reply 57 - Posted by: Heil Liberals, 12/31/2012 1:37:35 PM     (No. 9091714)

FTA - 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.

We follow laws because we are obliged to do so. The government follows laws because it is obliged to do so. Respect for the law is important - when the laws are moral and constitutional. However, has anyone ever known a government that follows laws out of respect for its citizens? If government did there would be no drug war, war on poverty, or any other centralized use of force to deny citizens their life, liberty, and property.

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Reply 58 - Posted by: Penney, 12/31/2012 2:23:41 PM     (No. 9091785)

The principles for upholding Life, Liberty and Justice for ALL are secured within the U.S. Constitution. Thus, this unique, ´experiment,´ in governance in all of history has successfully thrived, prospered and is a benevolent benefit to the entire planet of countries. The motto of the USA, ´´E Pluribus Unim,´´ has proved to be possible based upon the core principles secured in the U.S. Constitution.

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Reply 59 - Posted by: fritzilou, 12/31/2012 2:35:42 PM     (No. 9091806)


When will your new constitutional convention begin? It should be interesting to see today´s ´intellectuals´ try to top the beautifully written document on which our country is founded. The founders even provided for their possible errors with a method for correction called the amendment process and another called the Supreme Court, though hey did use the antiquated proposition of religious belief, the antiquated words of some of the world´s greatest thinkers and that flimsy addition of the Bill of Rights to bulk up the rules; how retrograde.

The problem comes from the lawless nature of humanity who will always wish to bend the law, no matter how broadly we would write the ´next constitution´. Could we also say that the bending of the law requires lots of lawyers to circumvent them. Is it possible to write Shakespeare´s advice into the next perfected constitution?

Oy, God save us!


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Reply 60 - Posted by: harper, 12/31/2012 2:52:53 PM     (No. 9091825)

One good thing about the NYT is it´s a whole lot easier to spell them commernism, er, commulism or seditionalism or is that seditionistic or treasonistic or whatever but it means exactly the same thing.

Just what the products of our reading and spelling challenged public school system need.

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Reply 61 - Posted by: God of Irony, 12/31/2012 4:17:58 PM     (No. 9091938)

Ok Luois Michael Seidman, you give up your 1st Amendment right to free speech and the press.

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Reply 62 - Posted by: chumley, 12/31/2012 4:40:02 PM     (No. 9091960)

#53, that was really beautiful. The image it brings forth would make a great billboard.

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Reply 63 - Posted by: jacooley, 1/1/2013 12:46:17 AM     (No. 9092555)

A newspaper that covered up for Stalin... How totally not surprising.

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Marco Rubio is smack in the middle of the current polls for the 2016 presidential primary. But he may be the early frontrunner when it comes to offering a realistic conservative agenda for reforms that address the economic challenges of modern America. And whether or not he pulls the trigger on a White House run, the U.S. senator from Florida is already helping to refashion the GOP once again into the Party of Ideas. In a series of smart domestic-policy speeches this year, Rubio has generally avoided the easy, reflexive response as to what’s gone terribly wrong with the American

Warnings From the Ukraine Crisis
Wall Street Journal, by Peggy Noonan    Original Article
Posted By: jackson- 3/14/2014 8:54:59 AM     Post Reply
What has been happening in Ukraine is not a wake-up call precisely but a tugging at the attention, a demand to focus. There´s a sense that in some new way we are watching the 21st century take its shape and express its central realities. Exactly 100 years ago, in August 1914, the facts that would shape the 20th century gathered and emerged in the Great War. History doesn´t repeat itself; you can´t, as they say, step into the same stream twice. But it does have an unseen circularity. Sept. 11 started the century and brought forward the face of terrorism. It is

Authorities: Attackers who beat man,
assaulted pregnant woman meant
to target neighbor´s home
Associated Press, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: jackson- 3/13/2014 10:28:02 AM     Post Reply
MADISON, Wis. – Investigators in Wisconsin say a home invasion in which a man was severely beaten and his pregnant wife was repeatedly sexually assaulted stemmed from a mistake. Madison police say the attack was spurred by a neighbor´s girlfriend, who hoped to have him robbed. But the suspects instead stumbled into the wrong home in an affluent Madison neighborhood. A criminal complaint filed Tuesday says the suspects beat the man who lived there with a handgun and assaulted his wife, who was six months pregnant. Both were hospitalized. Six people have been charged in the attack. Three men face

Tune out the War Party!
Human Events, by Patrick J. Buchanan     Original Article
Posted By: jackson- 3/5/2014 8:22:13 AM     Post Reply
With Vladimir Putin’s dispatch of Russian troops into Crimea, our war hawks are breathing fire. Russophobia is rampant and the op-ed pages are ablaze here. Barack Obama should tune them out, and reflect on how Cold War presidents dealt with far graver clashes with Moscow. When Red Army tank divisions crushed the Hungarian freedom fighters in 1956, killing 50,000, Eisenhower did not lift a finger. When Khrushchev built the Berlin Wall, JFK went to Berlin and gave a speech.When Warsaw Pact troops crushed the Prague Spring in 1968, LBJ did nothing. When, Moscow ordered Gen. Wojciech Jaruzelski to smash Solidarity,

Jeb Bush’s tea party problem
Daily Caller, by Jamie Weinstein    Original Article
Posted By: jackson- 3/4/2014 8:10:21 AM     Post Reply
If Jeb Bush runs for the Republican presidential nomination, he may face pushback from the tea party — and not just for the reasons you might expect. With Chris Christie faltering, the former Florida governor is reportedly calling major donors to discuss a possible presidential run. But tea party leaders, both nationally and in Florida, tell The Daily Caller that Bush would have trouble getting their support because of his strong backing of Common Core. The Common Core State Standards Initiative defines itself as “a state-led effort that established a single set of clear educational standards for kindergarten through 12th grade in

7 questions for Darrell Issa to
ask Lois Lerner at Wednesday’s hearing
Daily Caller, by Patrick Howley    Original Article
Posted By: jackson- 3/3/2014 8:07:14 AM     Post Reply
California Republican Rep. Darrell Issa’s House Oversight and Government Reform Committee has recalled embattled former IRS exempt organizations division head Lois Lerner to testify on Capitol Hill Wednesday. Lerner’s apology for improperly scrutinizing and harassing conservative groups applying for non-profit status kicked off the IRS targeting scandal ten months ago, and Lerner has been stonewalling ever since (famously trying to invoke the Fifth Amendment the last time she testified but failing because she made a statement attesting to her innocence first). Her lawyer said she intends to “continue to assert her Fifth Amendment rights.” Since she already waived them, Issa

America and the Aggressive Left
Wall Street Journal, by Peggy Noonan    Original Article
Posted By: jackson- 2/28/2014 8:30:26 AM     Post Reply
The constant mischief of the progressive left is hurting the nation´s morale. There are few areas of national life left in which they are not busy, and few in which they´re not making it worse. There are always more regulations, fees and fiats, always more cultural pressure and insistence. The president brags he has a pen and a phone. He uses the former to sign executive orders. It is not clear why he mentioned the latter since he rarely attempts to bring legislators over to his side. Who exactly is he calling? The most hopeful thing he´s done is signal this

Issa Recalls Lerner for Further
Testimony on IRS Targeting
National Review, by Eliana Johnson    Original Article
Posted By: jackson- 2/26/2014 10:58:51 AM     Post Reply
In a move sure to reignite the IRS scandal that rocked the agency and the Obama administration last Spring, House Oversight Committee chairman Darrell Issa is recalling disgraced IRS official Lois Lerner to a March 5 hearing, demanding that she resume her testimony before his panel. In late May, Lerner delivered an opening statement to Issa’s committee before invoking her Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination. The panel later voted that, in making that statement, in which Lerner declared she had done nothing wrong, the former head of the IRS’s Exempt Organizations division had waived her Fifth Amendment rights.

How freedom dies
Human Events, by Patrick J. Buchanan    Original Article
Posted By: jackson- 2/25/2014 10:09:03 AM     Post Reply
“Religious Right Cheers a Bill Allowing Refusal to Serve Gays.” Thus did the New York Times‘ headline, leaving no doubt as to who the black hats are, describe the proposed Arizona law to permit businesses, on religious grounds, to deny service to same-sex couples. Examples of intolerance provided by the Times: “In New Mexico, a photographer declined to take pictures of a lesbian couples’ commitment ceremony. In Washington State, a florist would not provide flowers for a same-sex wedding. And in Colorado, a baker refused to make a cake for a party celebrating the wedding of two men.” The question Gov. Jan Brewer faces? Should

Uganda President Signs
Antigay Bill into Law
Wall Street Journal, by Nicholas Bariyo    Original Article
Posted By: jackson- 2/24/2014 2:25:16 PM     Post Reply
KAMPALA, Uganda—Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni on Monday signed into law a controversial antigay bill, setting the stage for a showdown with Western donors and rights activists opposed to the legislation. Although the bill has won praise in Uganda, especially among religious groups, human-rights activists have decried the measures to curb what Mr. Museveni has called "abnormal" behavior. Hundreds of jubilant antigay activists took to the streets of the capital, Kampala, on Monday, shortly after the president signed the bill into law. The president, who signed the bill at the State House just outside the capital, Kampala,



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Bob Kerrey Calls Obama a Delusional
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Newsbusters, by P.J. Gladnick    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 3/30/2014 6:22:08 AM     Post Reply
Imagine if a former Republican presidential candidate and U.S. senator had called a current Republican president a delusional liar whose programs are wasteful. Would the mainstream media not be all over the story? Such a person would be interviewed at length by Wolf Blitzer on CNN as well as made the rounds of the morning talk shows and the Sunday news programs as well. The media buzz would be red hot on this topic for days extending into weeks. Well, there is such a person but because he is a Democrat saying these things about President Obama, we can expect

Influential Republicans
working to draft Jeb Bush
into 2016 presidential race

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Washington Post, by Philip Rucker and Robert Costa    Original Article
Posted By: tisHimself- 3/29/2014 11:42:28 PM     Post Reply
Many of the Republican Party’s most powerful insiders and financiers have begun a behind-the-scenes campaign to draft former Florida governor Jeb Bush into the 2016 presidential race, courting him and his intimates and starting talks on fundraising strategy. Concerned that the George Washington Bridge traffic scandal has damaged New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie’s political standing and alarmed by the steady rise of Sen. Rand Paul (Ky.), prominent donors, conservative leaders and longtime operatives say they consider Bush the GOP’s brightest hope to win back the White House.

´Vast Majority´ of Romney Donors
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Breitbart´s Big Government, by Tony Lee    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 3/30/2014 8:32:22 PM     Post Reply
A "vast majority" of Mitt Romney donors, establishment pooh-bahs, and an anti-conservative consultant who is the epitome of permanent political class want former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush to run for president in 2016. Bush was in Las Vegas this week meeting with Sheldon Adelson, and, according to the Post, "many if not most of 2012 GOP nominee Mitt Romney’s major donors are reaching out to Bush and his confidants with phone calls, e-mails and invitations to meet." One bundler even said that a "vast majority” of "Romney’s top 100 donors would back Bush." The Post also noted that in the meantime "Bush’s

The Political Party Elites Have Spoken:
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PJ Media, by Ron Radosh    Original Article
Posted By: Judy W.- 3/31/2014 6:57:51 AM     Post Reply
I have no objections to Jeb Bush running for president. He obviously has a wide appeal as a potential candidate. (Snip) His support of Common Core, however, will also find many who are in the conservative ranks objecting, since they fear that Common Core represents educational centralism and having the government ram federal standards down their throats. What I do object to is that Bush is already being heralded as the obvious candidate, the man to whom the big money must and will flow. As the Washington Post reports: Many of the Republican Party’s most powerful insiders and financiers have begun a

Did Justice Kagan embarrass herself
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American Thinker, by Thomas Lifson    Original Article
Posted By: Dreadnought- 3/30/2014 9:41:50 AM     Post Reply
If Betsey McCaughey is correct (and I bet she is, because she has not only read the entire ObamaCare bill, she has written a book about it), Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan publicly humiliated herself during the oral arguments on the Hobby Lobby case, revealing that she either did not read the law, or failed to comprehend it if she did so. Writing in the New York Sun, McCaughey lays out what is wrong with the Justice’s declaration about Obamacare: she asserted that the statute itself mandates provision of birth control. Not one word in the Affordable Care Act guarantees health plans will cover birth control products.

Ratings may sink Ronan
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New York Daily News, by Marianne Garvey, Brian Niemetz    Original Article
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Ronan Farrow’s MSNBC talk show is facing cancellation amid poor ratings, sources exclusively tell Confidenti@l.Farrow, 28 — the opinionated, blue-eyed son of actress Mia Farrow and either Woody Allen or Frank Sinatra (even Farrow’s not sure which) — has been a disaster for MSNBC. The channel took the frequent cable-show guest and handed him his own program, “Ronan Farrow Daily,” which premiered in late February.The theory was that Farrow, a Rhodes scholar who graduated college when he was 15 and went on to score degrees from Yale and Oxford, would bring his 245,000 Twitter followers with him to television

Obama ´sucked less than Romney´: Former
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Daily Mail [UK], by David Martosko    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 3/30/2014 11:50:49 AM     Post Reply
Former U.S. Senator Bob Kerrey thinks President Barack Obama, a fellow Democrat, was re-elected in 2012 because he ´sucked less´ than former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney. The Nebraskan straight-talker told MailOnline in an exclusive interview that Obama isn´t up to the job of bringing liberals and conservatives to the table to rescue America´s slowly choking entitlement programs. And Obama, he said Wednesday in his Manhattan office, knew full well he was lying when he promised that the Affordable Care Act would allow Americans to keep insurance plans they liked. ´He had to know he was misleading the audience,´ Kerrey said

Panel’s Warning on Climate
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New York Times, by Justin Gillis    Original Article
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YOKOHAMA, Japan — Climate change is already having sweeping effects on every continent and throughout the world’s oceans, scientists reported Monday, and they warned that the problem is likely to grow substantially worse unless greenhouse emissions are brought under control. The report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, a United Nations group that periodically summarizes climate science, concluded that ice caps are melting, sea ice in the Arctic is collapsing, water supplies are coming under stress, heat waves and heavy rains are intensifying, coral reefs are dying, and fish and many other creatures are migrating toward the poles or

College Football Unionization
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Reason Magazine, by S.M. Oliva    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 3/31/2014 5:57:01 AM     Post Reply
A National Labor Relations Board official has given the green light to Northwestern University football players to form a union. The March 26 decision by the NLRB´s Chicago regional director, Peter Sung Ohr, held that scholarship football players are "employees" for purposes of federal labor law. Ohr rejected the longstanding view of Northwestern and the National Collegiate Athletic Association that players are "student-athletes" rather than employees. While Ohr´s decision is hardly the final word on this issue, it does accelerate the legal and political battle against the NCAA and its century-old amateurism rules. Is Football Academic? Kain Colter played quarterback at

U.S. to require rear cameras
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Detroit News, by David Shepardson    Original Article
Posted By: Ribicon- 3/31/2014 2:49:26 PM     Post Reply
Washington — The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration on Monday finalized long-delayed rules that will require automakers to install back-up cameras in all vehicles by May 2018. The new rules set rear visibility standards that automakers will initially be able to meet only by installing cameras. At the same time, major automakers said Monday they are petitioning the Obama administration to let them end the use of side view mirrors if they install cameras that could perform the same task — a move that could improve fuel efficiency. (Snip) “We are committed to protecting the most vulnerable victims of backover

Report: Obama Admin Released
Tens of Thousands of Illegal
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Breitbart´s Big Government, by Matthew Boyle    Original Article
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President Obama’s Department of Homeland Security caught then released 68,000 aliens who had previously been convicted of a crime, a new report from the Center for Immigration Studies shows. The report, provided to Breitbart News ahead of its late Sunday evening release, reviews internal Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) metrics to conclude that the Obama administration released 35 percent—or 68,000—convicted criminal aliens back into the U.S. general population when they could have been deported. (Snip) In response to these findings from CIS that follow up on his office’s report last week, Sessions said immigration law in America has essentially ceased to

Global Warming Will Cause War,
Pestilence, Famine and Death,
Says New IPCC Report Inevitably

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Breitbart London, by James Delingpole    Original Article
Posted By: mitzi- 3/30/2014 5:45:07 PM     Post Reply
Today sees the release of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change´s (IPCC) latest findings on the state of "global warming" and the news isn´t good. Here are some of the highlights: Giant malarial mosquitoes the size of crane flies may descend en masse and drain us of our blood so quickly with their powerful razor sharp probosces that we won´t even have time to be infected - we´ll be dead before we hit the floor; Bangladesh, Tuvalu, The Maldives and Florida will all be submerged; Four horsemen with skulls for faces, glowing red eyes and huge scythes will gallop across


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