Skip to comments.When a Journalist Hasn't a Clue About the Constitution
Posted on 09/29/2010 7:31:35 AM PDT by Mobile Vulgus
The Constitution of the United States of America. Journalist Mary Dejevsky wrote about it, but she sure hasn't the first clue about what it does, what it means, or why American politics seem to have gone awry. She did get some things correct in her article in Britain's Independent newspaper but over all she proved that she neither understands, nor even has a general feel for the greatest governing document ever written by man.
Further Mary Dejevsky reveals herself to be a typical left-winger that not only doesn't "get" the USA but actively hates her and wants her destroyed and replaced with a pale copy of any particular European nation. In this she differs little from the goals of the current Democrat Party and she certainly represents a typical journalist.
One of the things the Independent's Washington correspondent got right, though, was contained in the subhead, a pull quote from further down in the article. "The ignorance, bickering and sheer incompetence the present system fosters in a new administration is not worthy of a world power in the modern age." Couldn't agree more.
Dejevsky also gets it right that more countries should be emulating the simple, direct nature of our Constitution but from there she goes downhill. We only have to get to the third paragraph to see her go terribly off the rails about the Constitution. Ridiculously by the end of that third paragraph we see the scribe assuming that the 2000 election has proven that the US Constitution is "running out of road."
The truth is that the 2000 election was no example of the Constitution going badly. In fact, no matter what you think of any vote fraud or lack thereof in the 2000 election, the Constitution itself worked perfectly well for that crisis. A state court misapplied the law and the federal court corrected them. The state then went to the right candidate and the Electoral College awarded the election to the proper person. It all went exactly as laid out.
So, Dejevsky is wrong that the Constitution went awry for the 2000 election...
Read the rest at Publiusforum.com...
Why not just post it here?
Yeah...what a great idea. Let's turn power over to a demographic group who can't even identify the VP of the United States. Brilliant! Let's follow Europe into the abyss. This lady doesn't even qualify for my tag line.
Yeah...what a great idea. Let's turn power over to a demographic group who can't even identify the VP of the United States. Brilliant! Let's follow Europe into the abyss. This lady doesn't even qualify for my tag line.Exactly. Worse we are allowing our schools to turn out more uninformed fools like this woman right here in America. We already know the Old Media is hopelessly anti-American, but what we really need to do is re-take our educational system and start teaching pro-American ideals again.
The Constitution keeps getting in the way of their plans.
I couldn’t see much in that excerpt, it was a waste of time.
I agree. And I’d like to throw in the radical concept that profit and business people are not evil...they drive the system that gives people jobs, security, and dignity.
“And Id like to throw in the radical concept that profit and business people are not evil”
In fact they are one of the reasons why America is so great.
That's not a problem with the Constitution. None of these posts have to change hands. What positions to replace, if any, is the decision of each incoming president.
Exactly. It’s just another example that this journalist that was attacking the Constitution really doesn’t have the first clue about it.
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