Skip to comments.Professor Urges Constitution Be Abandoned (Satire)
Posted on 01/05/2013 10:07:15 AM PST by John Semmens
In an op ed piece for the New York Times, Georgetown Professor of Constitutional Law Louis Seidman asserts that obedience to the Constitution blocks implementation of measures those in a position to know best want to enact.
The heralded checks and balances inflicted on us by this archaic document stifle the beneficence of wise leaders like President Obama, Seidman wrote. Unconstrained by the outdated philosophy of the nations founders, President Obama could easily bring a new era of social justice to America and the world.
Seidman cited the imperfections of the men who wrote the Constitution as grounds for rejecting their work. The so-called freedoms of speech and religion, the right to bear arms, and the idea of limited government are the values of dead white males, the professor continued. The women, minorities, and poor who were excluded from participating then should not today be bound to respect them.
Calling the notion of individual freedom a false consciousness, the op ed argued for the more robust freedom of total democracy where society acting collectively can make and remake the rules under which they choose to live. Why should the majority be forced to tolerate the speech of a disruptive minority or be prevented from disarming enemies of the state? Modern times call for modern ideas to supplant reverence for the past.
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He’s a little bit late, that’s already been done for most practical purposes
America urges professor be abandoned.
Dammit John, I never know if these are satire or truth anymore.
Saw the guy on Fox News yesterday with Megyn Kelly-
His basic premise is that of so many today - laws and sociatal mores are situational. And today, what is right is wrong 6 months from now and so forth. Short term profits, short term laws, short term and so forth. It all fits.
My favorite line of his was that the writers of the Constitution are not representative of our country today.
To which I say, “Well, duh!”
Oh, how the radical left would like us to trash our Constitution. It is the ONLY vehicle between us and communist dictatorship.
An Americans urge this ‘professor’ to abandon the US and get the hell out- If he doesn’t support the cosntitution, then he doesn’t lvoe thsi great nation and doesn’t belong here- period- I can’t beleive he’s even a teacher-
If he don like constipation, he can move to USSR, Kuba, Koooorea, Vinizuela paradize and mabeee be asspointed Kommieeesaaaar.
How about we dissolve the terms of his employment with the university and force him to work as a serf to provide “affordable” education to all our youth...in the name of economic and educational justice.
A lot of leftists think that way for real
Why isn’t this so-called “professor” being investigated for sedition?
I know, it’s scary when satire is too dang close to the truth!
It’s satire... right?
Great writing. It’s coming.
Darn, I must have missed the memo about mankind having shifted from FALLEN SINNERS to SAINTS.
“In questions of power, let no more be heard of the confidence in men but bind them down from mischief with the chains of the Constitution!”
That old dead white guy, Thomas Jefferson
It’s funny because the U.S. really doesn’t follow its own constitution. Seriously. Would the founding fathers really envision today’s government and all its expansive powers as a product of their constitution?
what a arrogant ass... i truly believe that one cannot be intellectual and arrogant at the same time...
“The heralded ‘checks and balances’ inflicted on us by this archaic document stifle the benifence of wise leaders like President Obama.”
There are no words to describe the stupidity of this individual; none.
That's when I looked at the source. NOBODY says that!
Being an academic type, I think you are manifestly unsuited to survive and thrive under the law of the jungle. Actually, you might be a tasty appetizer for a high end predator. Yummy.