Their brilliant idea? Well, since it stands in the way of the enlightened left’s agenda (that’s tyrannical shit for sane people), dump the constitution! The problems we have today are not the fact that stupid fucking assholes think they can override the laws of economics and human nature with their fantasies, the out of control spending by a political class that buys its power and grows it through that mechanism, and certainly not the fact that our government has become the people’s worst enemy, no it’s that god damned stupid document that is there to limit government from abusing us.
AS the nation teeters at the edge of fiscal chaos, observers are reaching the conclusion that the American system of government is broken. But almost no one blames the culprit: our insistence on obedience to the Constitution, with all its archaic, idiosyncratic and downright evil provisions.
Consider, for example, the assertion by the Senate minority leader last week that the House could not take up a plan by Senate Democrats to extend tax cuts on households making $250,000 or less because the Constitution requires that revenue measures originate in the lower chamber. Why should anyone care? Why should a lame-duck House, 27 members of which were defeated for re-election, have a stranglehold on our economy? Why does a grotesquely malapportioned Senate get to decide the nation’s fate?
Our obsession with the Constitution has saddled us with a dysfunctional political system, kept us from debating the merits of divisive issues and inflamed our public discourse. Instead of arguing about what is to be done, we argue about what James Madison might have wanted done 225 years ago.
Now I get it: our political system is dysfunctional because we put restrictions on what our government can do to us! I wonder if the assholes that are now spouting this nonsense would feel the same way if the guy in the WH pushing his agenda was not this inept collectivist community organizer? What if the brilliant idea their government had come up with was something they didn’t agree with, let’s see eugenics, reeducation camps for dissenters, or maybe some big war to help with population control or to keep the sheep focused?
As someone who has taught constitutional law for almost 40 years, I am ashamed it took me so long to see how bizarre all this is. Imagine that after careful study a government official — say, the president or one of the party leaders in Congress — reaches a considered judgment that a particular course of action is best for the country. Suddenly, someone bursts into the room with new information: a group of white propertied men who have been dead for two centuries, knew nothing of our present situation, acted illegally under existing law and thought it was fine to own slaves might have disagreed with this course of action. Is it even remotely rational that the official should change his or her mind because of this divination?
Constitutional disobedience may seem radical, but it is as old as the Republic. In fact, the Constitution itself was born of constitutional disobedience. When George Washington and the other framers went to Philadelphia in 1787, they were instructed to suggest amendments to the Articles of Confederation, which would have had to be ratified by the legislatures of all 13 states. Instead, in violation of their mandate, they abandoned the Articles, wrote a new Constitution and provided that it would take effect after ratification by only nine states, and by conventions in those states rather than the state legislatures.
I had a long laugh at that drivel. After 40 years of “teaching” the constitution, this guy comes clean and admits he simply doesn’t even have a fucking clue what the constitution was about. To him, and other idiots that believe like him, this is just some thing put together by a bunch of long dead rich white shitheads that wore wigs and had slaves! How dare they limit the power of government, especially that of well meaning modern day “progressive” government, with such a stupid piece of paper? They are in the way of progress! Government has done this study, you see, and they now have the answer, and they know hoto fix everything, but then, that stupid constitution gets in the way and screws it all up! Laughable, I tell you. These geniuses in government always get it wrong. We are lucky when they get it just a little bit wrong.
This is exactly the problem we face today. People that suddenly see the one document that made sure citizens understood the agreement between them and the limitations they put on their government’s power, and in turn kept us free and made this country prosperous, as the problem standing in the way of their agenda. It’s not a coincidence or mistake that we are now seeing these leftards all coming out of the woodwork, right as are reaping more and more of the horrible consequences, foreseen or otherwise, of decades of their policies and social engineering, to now tell us we should just toss the constitution and let their enlightened masters do what they want. What the hell could go wrong this time, huh?
The “War on Poverty”, now in its seventh decade and costing over $18 trillion, has failed miserably? Well, it is the fault of the constitution! Every leftard attempt as social engineering has had unintended consequences or has actually resulted in predicted problems? It is the fault of the constitution! Our gigantic out of control government keeps making things worse by ignoring the constitution and taking advantage of the fact decades of indoctrination have produced so many insane and idiotic sheep that are quite content trading their freedoms for the illusion of security and the ability to pass off responsibility for their actions? Let’s roll back the constitution so that government can do even more of that! Gimme my free shitz, and you can do whatever you want!
If we but had examples throughout history of governments knowing what was best, after careful studies, doing just that and costing tens of millions their lives and forcing billions of their own citizens to live in prison states. After all, the progressives are in charge, and they mean well! And anyone that thinks more of the same bigger government is bad, is crazy too!
The deep-seated fear that such disobedience would unravel our social fabric is mere superstition. As we have seen, the country has successfully survived numerous examples of constitutional infidelity. And as we see now, the failure of the Congress and the White House to agree has already destabilized the country. Countries like Britain and New Zealand have systems of parliamentary supremacy and no written constitution, but are held together by longstanding traditions, accepted modes of procedure and engaged citizens. We, too, could draw on these resources.
My advice is you move your fucking “progressive” pro big government ass to Britain or New Zealand and leave the rest of us the fuck alone you collectivist idiot. Have no doubt that the agenda of these people that think the constitution and not the left’s beliefs and failures are the problem, is to turn the US into a two bit shit state. More government to solve the problems caused by too much government is only the answer if you are insane. Fear these people. When this plays out, as history has shown us, it costs millions their lives and imprisons billions in misery. I wonder if this moron was saying the same nonsense he is doing right now when Boosh was president.
Happy New year, indeed. 2013 sure looks like it is going to be one doozy of a year.