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Professor Urges Constitution Be Abandoned (Satire)
Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 4 Jan 2013 | John Semmens

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 “Unconstrained by the outdated philosophy of the nation’s founders, President Obama could easily bring a new era of social justice to America and the world.”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.”

if you missed any of this week's other semi-news/semi-satire posts you can find them at...

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TOPICS: Humor
KEYWORDS: constitution; obama; satire; tyranny
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1 posted on 01/05/2013 10:07:20 AM PST by John Semmens
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He’s a little bit late, that’s already been done for most practical purposes


2 posted on 01/05/2013 10:10:27 AM PST by Reaganite Republican
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To: John Semmens

America urges professor be abandoned.


3 posted on 01/05/2013 10:11:24 AM PST by donmeaker (Blunderbuss: A short weapon, ... now superceded in civilized countries by more advanced weaponry.)
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To: John Semmens

Dammit John, I never know if these are satire or truth anymore.


4 posted on 01/05/2013 10:13:20 AM PST by theDentist (FUBO; qwerty ergo typo : i type, therefore i misspelll)
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To: John Semmens

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!”


5 posted on 01/05/2013 10:17:21 AM PST by llevrok (ObamaLand - Where young people go to retire.)
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Oh, how the radical left would like us to trash our Constitution. It is the ONLY vehicle between us and communist dictatorship.


6 posted on 01/05/2013 10:24:39 AM PST by EagleUSA
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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-


7 posted on 01/05/2013 10:25:28 AM PST by CottShop (Scientific belief does not constitute scientific evidence, nor does it convey scientific knowledge)
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To: llevrok

If he don like constipation, he can move to USSR, Kuba, Koooorea, Vinizuela paradize and mabeee be asspointed Kommieeesaaaar.


8 posted on 01/05/2013 10:26:21 AM PST by Leo Carpathian (FReeeeepissed)
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To: John Semmens

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.


9 posted on 01/05/2013 10:27:44 AM PST by Hotlanta Mike ("Governing a great nation is like cooking a small fish - too much handling will spoil it." Lao Tzu)
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A lot of leftists think that way for real


10 posted on 01/05/2013 10:28:38 AM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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Why isn’t this so-called “professor” being investigated for sedition?


11 posted on 01/05/2013 10:28:41 AM PST by The Sons of Liberty (It's not "gun control"! It's "people control"!)
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I know, it’s scary when satire is too dang close to the truth!

It’s satire... right?


12 posted on 01/05/2013 10:30:10 AM PST by Thorliveshere
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To: John Semmens

Great writing. It’s coming.


13 posted on 01/05/2013 10:30:17 AM PST by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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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


14 posted on 01/05/2013 10:33:36 AM PST by Dick Bachert (An ARMED society is a POLITE society!)
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So, let's throw out the constitution.
THEN WE HAVE NO FORM OF GOVERNMENT. Who becomes leader, and why, what law is there and how do we get new laws. It would seem to me that we would be faced with open warfare across the country and soon we would establish warlords all around the country. I know that I would certainly like to be the leader so I would try to build a strong personal army to help repress the populace. Wow, this sound like the makings for a great movie.
15 posted on 01/05/2013 10:34:39 AM PST by Will we know the moment (e are no longer a republi)
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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?


16 posted on 01/05/2013 10:35:56 AM PST by AtlasStalled
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what a arrogant ass... i truly believe that one cannot be intellectual and arrogant at the same time...


17 posted on 01/05/2013 10:37:11 AM PST by latina4dubya ( self-proclaimed tequila snob)
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To: John Semmens

“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.

IMHO


18 posted on 01/05/2013 10:43:51 AM PST by ripley
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"of wise leaders like President Obama"

That's when I looked at the source. NOBODY says that!

19 posted on 01/05/2013 10:48:59 AM PST by Libloather (The epitome of civility.)
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Note to Georgetown Professor of Constitutional Law Louis Seidman: Professor, you can have the rule of law and accept its imperfections, or you can have the law of the jungle where it becomes survival of the fittest. You cannot have both.

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.

20 posted on 01/05/2013 10:55:15 AM PST by MasterGunner01
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