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Liberal journalist deems Constitution too damn hard to read – it’s “not a clear document”
Radio Vice Online ^ | Dec. 30, 2010 | Steve McGough

Posted on 12/30/2010 12:17:29 PM PST by Steve495

Come now Ezra Klein, economic and domestic columnist and blogger for the Post and master of … well … nothing. Your argument is that the Constitution is too hard to understand so we should just ignore it? When people actually start reading this founding document and figure out it is being blatantly ignored by leadership, Klein does what any good socialist blogger would do – inform his readers the document is irrelevant and not worthy of our time.

Klein argues the founders could not comprehend what the United States would look like or need hundreds of years from now, so the document itself is now pretty much worthless.

"My friends on the right don’t like to hear this, but the Constitution is not a clear document. Written more than 200 years ago, when America had 13 states and very different problems, it rarely speaks directly to the questions we ask it."

Oh yes it does Mr. Klein.

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1 posted on 12/30/2010 12:17:32 PM PST by Steve495
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To: Steve495

What part of the Constitution and the Bill of Rights don’t these people understand or comprehend? The language is beautiful and the ideas very clear.


2 posted on 12/30/2010 12:19:37 PM PST by ReverendJames (Only A Lawyer And A Painter Can Change Black To White)
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To: Steve495

Our Constitution is only unclear to those that are Stuck On Stupid.

The rest of us fully understand it and what it says.


3 posted on 12/30/2010 12:20:08 PM PST by Howie66 (I can see November (2012) from my house.)
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To: Steve495

American NEA eduKation at work.


4 posted on 12/30/2010 12:20:17 PM PST by SandRat (Duty, Honor, Country! What else needs said?)
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To: Steve495
it rarely speaks directly to the questions we ask it.

Well, Ezra, did ya stop and think that mebbe yer axin the wrong questions?

5 posted on 12/30/2010 12:22:44 PM PST by Cletus.D.Yokel (Islam is a violent and tyrannical political ideology and has nothing to do with "religion".)
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To: Steve495

“it rarely speaks directly to the questions we ask it.”

I addresses any and all issues we could now or ever present to it. If you are smart enough to read the Federalist Papers in conjunction with the final product, you will discover all the answers.

The key word(s) being “smart enough”. Our founding fathers were undoubtedly of genius status to a degree few today can grasp. So worry not and go out and buy a copy of the FP or get them on line for FREE.

Idiot!


6 posted on 12/30/2010 12:23:05 PM PST by chooseascreennamepat
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To: Steve495

And they call Palin stupid.


7 posted on 12/30/2010 12:23:28 PM PST by Patrick1 (I'm a soldier of good fortune, I'm guarding the Yucatan.)
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To: Steve495
The Constitution and Bill of Rights were written so that less learned people of the time could understand them. The liberatards can't read and understand them because they can not read their wacko ideas into it.
8 posted on 12/30/2010 12:24:02 PM PST by mountainlion (concerned conservative.)
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To: ReverendJames

They can’t comprehend the Constitution not having a

“really, really smart people should make decisions for everyone else”

clause.


9 posted on 12/30/2010 12:25:09 PM PST by MrB (The difference between a (de)humanist and a Satanist is that the latter knows who he's working for.)
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To: Steve495

C/F/S/Dums cannot comprehend the Constitution because it is like holy water to a vampire.


10 posted on 12/30/2010 12:26:34 PM PST by Marty62 (Marty 60)
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To: Steve495

Our forefathers understood it and believed in it 100%. Even in the 40’s, those people had a average of an 8th grade education and they understood it. In fact they helped build this nation better than almost any other generation. What has your generation done?


11 posted on 12/30/2010 12:26:43 PM PST by RC2
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To: Steve495
There's enough documentation around, written by the men who wrote it that clarifies things...

Please read and re-read and re-read the Declaration of Independence. Then read the Constitution....

12 posted on 12/30/2010 12:27:22 PM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: Steve495

13 posted on 12/30/2010 12:28:51 PM PST by steveo (PETO-VT-IN-MARI-SVB-CRVCE-AVSTRALI-SEPELIAR)
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To: Steve495
The Wacko Patricia Schroeder former representative of Colorado once said that the Constitution and Bill of rights were old documents written by slaveholders and should be done away with. She would prefer to enslave the country with debt big government, communistic health care and programs that did not work.
14 posted on 12/30/2010 12:29:28 PM PST by mountainlion (concerned conservative.)
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To: MrB

These people don’t understand it’s We The People, not Them The Government. First Lady MOB said something to the effect that parents don’t know enough what to feed their kids and that it’s up to the government to tell them.


15 posted on 12/30/2010 12:32:46 PM PST by ReverendJames (Only A Lawyer And A Painter Can Change Black To White)
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To: Steve495

Perhaps if this loon had actually gone to a real college and studied something difficult, he might not have trouble understanding things my home-schooled niece and nephew easily grasped.


16 posted on 12/30/2010 12:34:15 PM PST by Da Coyote
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To: Steve495

a reporter who does not understand the “E Plebnesta”

this is more and more common.


17 posted on 12/30/2010 12:35:01 PM PST by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: Da Coyote

jounalism school is for those not smart enough for basket weaving degrees.


18 posted on 12/30/2010 12:36:17 PM PST by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: Steve495

What is it with guys named Ezra?


19 posted on 12/30/2010 12:38:51 PM PST by facedown (Armed in the Heartland)
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To: Steve495
"it rarely speaks directly to the questions we ask it..."

Oh, it speaks very vividly to all your questions Mr. Klein, unless your question focus on the loss of freedom.

Mr. Klein belongs to the segment which deems themselves as "intellectuals", and he can't read and comprehend the documents that most 5th graders can read? And they said Sarah Palin was stupid?

The Constitution answered every question that has ever been asked of it, it is a brilliant document. Some ask questions that the Constitution wasn't meant to answer, selfish, destructive questions and then they try to deem the document out of date because it doesn't specify how an ipod works.

The people who engage in kleinthink, are either stuck on ultrastupid, or, they are up to no good.
20 posted on 12/30/2010 12:40:28 PM PST by FrankR (The Evil Are Powerless If The Good Are Unafraid! - R. Reagan)
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To: longtermmemmory

Lots of Coms in this country.


21 posted on 12/30/2010 12:41:27 PM PST by JPG (YES SHE CAN!)
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To: Steve495
Unlike, say, Gravity's Rainbow.
22 posted on 12/30/2010 12:42:37 PM PST by nina0113
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To: Steve495

What a coincidence that a document that defines a society that limits centralized power is difficult to understand by those who covet that same centralized power.


23 posted on 12/30/2010 12:42:51 PM PST by The Duke
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To: Steve495
Written more than 200 years ago, when America had 13 states and very different problems, it rarely speaks directly to the questions we ask it."

Oh yes it does Mr. Klein. You just don't like the answers it gives you.

24 posted on 12/30/2010 12:45:39 PM PST by Ditto (Nov 2, 2010 -- Partial cleaning accomplished. More trash to remove in 2012)
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To: Steve495

The idea of personal freedom with limited government intrusion is so foreign to them they can’t even understand it in writing.


25 posted on 12/30/2010 12:49:58 PM PST by Domandred (Fdisk, format, and reinstall the entire .gov system.)
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To: Steve495

Barack Obama is on record (tape actually) saying that he’s troubled by the limits the Constitution puts on government.

We know what they are and that they preach sedition against the very foundation of this nation.


26 posted on 12/30/2010 12:50:19 PM PST by a fool in paradise (The biggest waste of brainpower is to want to change something that's not changeable. -Albert Brooks)
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To: Steve495
Klein and his ilk might be interested to know that the 85 newspaper essays which came to be known as THE FEDERALIST were written by Madison, Hamilton, and Jay as explanations of the Constitution to farmers in upstate New York.

Thomas Jefferson's records indicate that they were designated by the Board of Visitors of his University of Virginia to be taught there as the text for its law school. "'The Federalist'", the Board minutes indicate, "constitute 'an authority to which appeal is habitually made by all, and rarely declined or denied by any as evidence of the general opinion of those who framed, and of those who accepted the Constitution of the U. S., on questions as to its genuine meaning'" (Quoted from Thomas Jefferson's record of the meeting). (Quoted from p. 225, "Our Ageless Constitution."

Should Mr. Klein feel that he is up to reading these explanations of this Consitution he finds to be so difficult, perhaps he might better understand the protections for liberty of that document so admired by generations of intellectual giants who love liberty throughout the world.

27 posted on 12/30/2010 12:50:43 PM PST by loveliberty2
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To: Ditto
Written more than 200 years ago, when America had 13 states and very different problems, it rarely speaks directly to the questions we ask it."

Question #1, how can we usher in Communism/Socialism/Marxism without a bloody revolution?

Question #2, can we toss out the parts we don't like by judicial decree instead of changes by approved majority of the legisture and states?

28 posted on 12/30/2010 12:52:25 PM PST by a fool in paradise (The biggest waste of brainpower is to want to change something that's not changeable. -Albert Brooks)
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To: Steve495

"it rarely speaks directly to the questions we ask it"

 

i believe the founders intended for it to be read (preferably without moving your lips, Ezra)

29 posted on 12/30/2010 12:53:17 PM PST by sten
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To: Steve495
Is it possible to get a law passed requiring these people to take a literacy test before they become journalists?

In view of the 1st amendment, that is probably not going very far. Maybe the commerce clause would work. They seem to pile all kinds of excrement in that bag.

30 posted on 12/30/2010 12:53:34 PM PST by An Old Man
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To: a fool in paradise

He also stated “We must lay a new foundation”.
He told us what he intended!

What do you have to do to “lay a new foundation”?
Destroy the old one, of course.

1 Cor 3:11
For no one can lay any foundation other than the one already laid, which is Jesus Christ.


31 posted on 12/30/2010 12:57:07 PM PST by MrB (The difference between a (de)humanist and a Satanist is that the latter knows who he's working for.)
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To: Steve495
Feel free to leave a message or opinion for this FAR LEFT CLUELESS, MOONBAT, as I just did. LINK
32 posted on 12/30/2010 1:01:00 PM PST by Conservative Vermont Vet ((One of ONLY 37 Conservatives in the People's Republic of Vermont. Socialists and Progressives All))
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To: Steve495

Our Constitution is timeless because human nature is static.


33 posted on 12/30/2010 1:08:41 PM PST by Jacquerie ((N)or prohibiting the free exercise thereof . The forgotten clause.)
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To: Steve495

Compared to the bills Democrats have to “deem passed” because they’re too hard to understand, the Constitution is a first grade primer.


34 posted on 12/30/2010 1:09:40 PM PST by RoadTest (Religion is a substitute for the relationship God wants with you.)
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To: RoadTest

the really good about his idiocy is that it demonstrates just how important, how critical, how central the U.S. Constitution is.

This is becoming like the battle of 1812 when the Brits bombed Fort McHenry. Instead, now, it’s the liberals bombing the U.S. Constitution.


35 posted on 12/30/2010 1:25:34 PM PST by bioqubit
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To: Steve495

The Constitution speaks very well to the questions, Ezra. You just don’t like the answers!


36 posted on 12/30/2010 1:26:22 PM PST by Oldpuppymax
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To: Steve495

Wow.


37 posted on 12/30/2010 1:28:46 PM PST by nolongerademocrat ("Before you ask G-d for something, first thank G-d for what you already have." B'rachot 30b)
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To: Steve495

It’ll never be clear to a liberal, their thinking is to skewed. They look at the world in an entirely different perspective. Example: Nothing wrong with late term abortions, in some cases they think it’s ok to kill a baby after it’s born. Then they want to give light sentences to murderers. I’d say most if not all liberals, especially the far left, are mentally unstable.


38 posted on 12/30/2010 1:37:18 PM PST by MsLady (If you died tonight, where would you go? Salvation, don't leave earth without it!)
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To: Steve495

Too many Liberals(Leftists)believe they know better than our founders and that they(Leftists) should be the givers and arbiters of rights that we Conservatives acknowledge come from God.Clearly,then Liberals are enemies of the Bill of Rights and therefore enemies of the People.


40 posted on 12/30/2010 1:48:20 PM PST by ninthson (thesouthwillriseagain)
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To: Steve495

There are two commentaries on the Constitution, The Federalist Papers and The Anti-Federalist Papers. Anything you don’t understand about the Constitution and the Bill of Rights can be answered there.

Too bad these idiots are only semi-literate.


41 posted on 12/30/2010 1:52:45 PM PST by Little Ray (The Gods of the Copybook Heading, with terror and slaughter return!)
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To: mountainlion
"The Constitution and Bill of Rights were written so that less learned people of the time could understand them."

I would go as far to say that the less learned people of that time were ten times smarter than any libtard nowadays...
42 posted on 12/30/2010 2:08:17 PM PST by FortWorthPatriot (Obama is no Hitler; Hitler got the Olympics!)
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To: FrankR

“The people who engage in kleinthink, are either stuck on ultrastupid, or, they are up to no good.”
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43 posted on 12/30/2010 2:11:32 PM PST by RipSawyer
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To: Steve495

As stated in a great line from the movie Zoolander, “I feel like I’m taking crazy pills!”

Is this guy kidding? The constitution is the most straight-forward, simple legal document ever written.

Especially when you compare it to the laws that get passed these days. So can we ignore (or interpret as we wish) all those terrible laws as well, since they’re too hard read and understand? I say we start with Obamacare.


44 posted on 12/30/2010 2:13:14 PM PST by The4thHorseman
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To: SandRat

UCLA grad = West Coast equivalency of Ivy League


45 posted on 12/30/2010 2:43:07 PM PST by eaglesiniowa ((Hope is not a course of action))
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To: Steve495

Won’t hold water.


46 posted on 12/30/2010 3:18:34 PM PST by Twinkie (Awake and strengthen that which remains . . . . . . . . Revelation 3)
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To: ReverendJames

Yesterday in the waiting room of a doctor’s office, a woman was giving her little kid some sort of blue drink. Yuk; but Michelle feeds her kids shaved ice that’s probably just food coloring, sugar, shaved ice, and water. Pot meet kettle.


47 posted on 12/30/2010 3:22:02 PM PST by Twinkie (Awake and strengthen that which remains . . . . . . . . Revelation 3)
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To: Steve495

He probably feels the same way about the Bible.


48 posted on 12/30/2010 3:25:16 PM PST by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: Steve495

Let’s ignore the constitution, drag Ezra out from behind his desk and into the street and....

I bet the commie Ezra would be screaming for his constitutional rights.


49 posted on 12/30/2010 3:39:57 PM PST by sergeantdave
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To: Ditto
Written more than 200 years ago, when America had 13 states and very different problems, it rarely speaks directly to the questions we ask it."

Perhaps Mr Klien is too fu*king STUPID to understand the constitution.

50 posted on 12/30/2010 4:08:50 PM PST by dearolddad
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