Skip to comments.Liberal journalist deems Constitution too damn hard to read – it’s “not a clear document”
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 dont 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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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.
Our Constitution is only unclear to those that are Stuck On Stupid.
The rest of us fully understand it and what it says.
American NEA eduKation at work.
Well, Ezra, did ya stop and think that mebbe yer axin the wrong questions?
“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.
And they call Palin stupid.
They can’t comprehend the Constitution not having a
“really, really smart people should make decisions for everyone else”
C/F/S/Dums cannot comprehend the Constitution because it is like holy water to a vampire.
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?
Please read and re-read and re-read the Declaration of Independence. Then read the Constitution....
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.
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.
a reporter who does not understand the “E Plebnesta”
this is more and more common.
jounalism school is for those not smart enough for basket weaving degrees.
What is it with guys named Ezra?
Lots of Coms in this country.
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.
Oh yes it does Mr. Klein. You just don't like the answers it gives you.
The idea of personal freedom with limited government intrusion is so foreign to them they can’t even understand it in writing.
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.
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.
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?
"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)
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.
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.
Our Constitution is timeless because human nature is static.
Compared to the bills Democrats have to “deem passed” because they’re too hard to understand, the Constitution is a first grade primer.
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.
The Constitution speaks very well to the questions, Ezra. You just don’t like the answers!
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.
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.
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.
“The people who engage in kleinthink, are either stuck on ultrastupid, or, they are up to no good.”
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.
UCLA grad = West Coast equivalency of Ivy League
Won’t hold water.
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.
He probably feels the same way about the Bible.
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.
Perhaps Mr Klien is too fu*king STUPID to understand the constitution.