Skip to comments.Ad for new PBS show "Constitution USA" (I got a bad feeling about this)
Posted on 05/05/2013 9:39:09 AM PDT by Maceman
I just saw this ad for a new PBS show called Constitution USA, which premiers this week.
According to the ad, the show seeks to answer the question: "Does the Constitution have what it takes to keep up with the lives, limits and freedoms of modern America?"
Judging purely by the ad, I'd say that our Constitution is in for a real shellacking at the hands of PBS.
Here's an excerpt of a review of the show by Variety:
Sagal (host of NPRs Wait Wait Dont Tell Me!) frames the discussion with a gimmick, riding across the U.S. on red, white and blue Harley-Davidson to find out what the Constitution means in the 21st century, how it unites us as a nation and how it has nearly torn us apart.
The interviews range from former Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day OConnor to ordinary citizens activists on different sides of the debate, including (in the premiere) gun ownership and 2nd-Amendment rights.
Still, its hardly a newsflash unless youre dealing with a group of middle-schoolers to say the Constitution is a document open to various forms of interpretation, which has been at the heart of disputes since it was ratified 225 years ago (said anniversary providing the ostensible excuse for this exercise).
I'm thinking there aren't enough barf bags in the world to prepare us for what looks like a major assault in the left's continuing War on the Constitution.
They will shred the document, both literally and figuratively..
This probably the meme for May, last month it was guns, the month before it was gay marriage. Now it is the viability of our founding document..
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I’m so sure this will be a paragon of accuracy and fair reportage.
Especially the section on Constitutional requirements to hold office.
The coverage of the Bill of Rights should be above reproach as well.
I’ve heard lots of good things about “Courage New Hampshire”. Huffington post calls it lying tea party TV. It will run on INSP on Memorial day.
Watch for the living, breathing Penumbra to be on display
There’s a guy at work, retired Army, says the Constitution doesn’t mean squat and the government can do whatever it damned well pleases.
The mention of the Constitution riles him up. Especially when we talk about limits on federal power.
He was very happy when Obama care passed.
The Constitution ?
What would they know ?
You forgot to ad the </Sarc
No one will watch this, it’ll be scrapped by next fall, when PBS will need the time to run good programming so they can hold telethons for funds every 5 minutes.
This is going to be another push for Wilsonian ‘living constitution’ along with Obama’s “negative rights” whining. But it may be an opportunity to engage some people in a discussion of the actual Constitution.
Apparently, it's only a four-episode miniseries.
They only need to (1) eliminate freedom of speech and religion, (2) eliminate freedom from self incrimination, (3) eliminate the possibility of armed insurrection, (4) and enable moving troops into your spare bedroom.
Four episodes will suffice for now...
the question should be reversed and the answer is clearly no. Since it was signed and became the law of the land, the Constitution in its original intent and purpose has proved its worth to the people as the foundation of this country's success and strength. It is not corrupt except for those laws enacted under its authority that do not meet Constitutional muster and were passed by corrupted legislators and signed in to law by corrupted presidents. Those illegitimate laws and the unwillingness by the US (corrupted) government to enforce laws equally are the very things our Founders fought to end, thus they gave us the Constitution.
College students these days are taught that they are "citizens of the world" and that our Constitution is merely a "living document" that can be molded and shaped to fit the political goals of the moment. In a sense that's true, if it's properly amended, but the Left is much to impatient to allow due process and democratic procedures.
Forcing me to pay for NPR and PBS violates my First Amendment rights.
PBS + series on the Constitution = “it’s a living document”