Skip to comments.Progressive Obsolescence
Posted on 02/12/2012 8:16:00 AM PST by marktwain
Few things make this conservative happier than when progressives drop their holier-than-thou facade and reveal their true intentions. A column written by NY Times columnist Adam Liptak entitled We the People Loses Appeal With People Around the World is a textbook example. Essentially Mr. Liptak, and no doubt many of his progressive soul-mates, are ready to kick the Constitution of the United States to the curb because they consider it an obsolete document. Yet in explaining why, Liptak inadvertently reveals something else along the way: progressivism is an utterly bankrupt ideology.
Why is the Constitution obsolete? There are lots of possible reasons, writes Liptak. The United States Constitution is terse and old, and it guarantees relatively few rights. The commitment of some members of the Supreme Court to interpreting the Constitution according to its original meaning in the 18th century may send the signal that it is of little current use to, say, a new African nation. And the Constitutions waning influence may be part of a general decline in American power and prestige.
Let me translate for you. Nothing has animated progressives more than the expansion of so-called rights bestowed by government coercion, be it an activist judiciary, executive orders, or Cabinet heads and unelected Czars bypassing Congress. As for the general decline in American power and prestige, it is the Constitution which stands as the best expression of American exceptionalism and it is precisely that exceptionalism that stands in the way of the progressive One Worlders who would like nothing more that to make national sovereignty an anachronism.
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We have a Supreme Court Justice (Ginsberg) who goes to Egypt to publicly state: I would not look to the U.S. Constitution, if I were drafting a constitution in the year 2012, I might look at the constitution of South Africa. That was a deliberate attempt to have a fundamental instrument of government that embraced basic human rights, have an independent judiciary. It really is, I think, a great piece of work that was done."
And now the NY Times jumps on the bandwagon.
As our elite rulers become ever bolder in their campaign to trivialize, bash and disregard the Constitution, it becomes clear that the only problem they ever really had with slavery is that the slaves were privately owned.
Socialism is almost ready for prime time. White male engineers have all the sensors, hardware, and technology necessary to build robot slaves that don’t mind having all their hard work confiscated by the parasite class. You’d think the left would be funding robotics research so their utopia could arrive sooner. Historically though it takes a world war to suspend welfare spending long enough to focus and fund American engineers to put all the pieces together.
Lying Leftist Liar. The original Constitution acknowledged almost INFINITE rights, except where they were specifically limited by the Constitution itself. The Bill of Rights, under the original Consitution, specifies NOTHING, but are merely examples of those infinite rights.
The Leftist 14th Amendment, however, turns those rights into privileges (which Leftists then call "rights"), and thereby turns the Bill of Rights into a Bill of Specified Privileges.
Using the results of that switcheroo as the foundation of law in other countries - with no recourse to originally acknowledged freedom - is what this Leftist BASTARD is actually promoting.