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    Default Let's Give up on the Constitution

    Had to hold my vomit after reading this...

    CBS Runs Segment Called 'Let's Give Up On The Constitution'

    From Georgetown law professor Louis Michael Seidman:

    I've got a simple idea: Let's give up on the Constitution. I know, it sounds radical, but it's really not. Constitutional disobedience is as American as apple pie. For example, most of our greatest Presidents -- Jefferson, Lincoln, Wilson, and both Roosevelts -- had doubts about the Constitution, and many of them disobeyed it when it got in their way.

    To be clear, I don't think we should give up on everything in the Constitution. The Constitution has many important and inspiring provisions, but we should obey these because they are important and inspiring, not because a bunch of people who are now long-dead favored them two centuries ago. Unfortunately, the Constitution also contains some provisions that are not so inspiring. For example, one allows a presidential candidate who is rejected by a majority of the American people to assume office. Suppose that Barack Obama really wasn't a natural-born citizen. So what? Constitutional obedience has a pernicious impact on our political culture. Take the recent debate about gun control. None of my friends can believe it, but I happen to be skeptical of most forms of gun control. I understand, though, that's not everyone's view, and I'm eager to talk with people who disagree.

    But what happens when the issue gets Constitutional-ized? Then we turn the question over to lawyers, and lawyers do with it what lawyers do. So instead of talking about whether gun control makes sense in our country, we talk about what people thought of it two centuries ago. Worse yet, talking about gun control in terms of constitutional obligation needlessly raises the temperature of political discussion. Instead of a question on policy, about which reasonable people can disagree, it becomes a test of one's commitment to our foundational document and, so, to America itself.

    This is our country. We live in it, and we have a right to the kind of country we want. We would not allow the French or the United Nations to rule us, and neither should we allow people who died over two centuries ago and knew nothing of our country as it exists today. If we are to take back our own country, we have to start making decisions for ourselves, and stop deferring to an ancient and outdated document.



    Hey that's a great idea keep perpetuating the idea that if we disregard rules long enough we can just call them archaic and do away with them. Good example of the "Educated Elite" trying to impart their wisom gained in books as opposed to experiance on the rest of us. I have a better idea how about we go back to the Constitution and give that another try because it was pretty successful.
    "What country can preserve its liberties if its rulers are not warned from time to time that their people preserve the spirit of resistance?" -Thomas Jefferson-


    "Our rights come from our humanity and may not be legislated away -- not by a vote of Congress, not by the consensus of our neighbors, not even by agreement of all Americans but one." Judge Andrew P. Napolitano

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    Sounds like someone should be deported for that kind of thinking .... or worse ...

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    i suggest hanging those that say "disregard the constitution of the united states" for treason and sedition.

    the constitution is the law of the land.

    if it ain't this is not the united states of america.


    gorgetown law is a very left leaning bunch maybe they should ALL be disbarred for even suggesting such communist tripe ??

    whoever is saying we should disregard the constitution is in effect calling for treason.

    no other country on earth would allow such BS to be spewed by the media.

    anywhere else there would be hell to pay.

    they should go to saudi or iran and start 'suggesting" shit--IMHO.

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    i wonder how that communist would feel if he got exactly that, and then ironically he could not spew his bullshit because there is no constitutional law that allows him to do so.retarded douche.

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    Quote Originally Posted by j427x View Post
    whoever is saying we should disregard the constitution is in effect calling for treason.
    I believe it comes under sedition, not treason.
    jrs
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    "All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing.", Edmund Burke

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    the most bs thing i have seen yey, bar none. the guy truly living in a sheltered world and has no idea what the founding fathers even meant. like most just bull!

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    Don't take this wrong!!!!!!!!!!!!! The first 10 ammendments are in the Bill of Rights, not the Constitution. We must protect the Bill of Rights. That is where our freedom comes from.

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    My freedom comes from my Creator, the Bill of Rights only re-affirms them.

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    Yes.

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    The Bill Of Rights are a part of the Constitution, but I know what you mean and agree. One thing people don't understand is the Bill of Rights were not established to tell me what I am allowed to do it was established to tell the Government what they are not allowed to take away from me.

    The politically supported teachers unions have been working for years to make sure our children don't understand that so the younger generations will never miss what they never had but was actually theirs from the beginning.

    It's truly sickening thinking when you send your kids off to college for a higher education they get this crap shoved down their throats and are failed by professors if they don't march lockstep with their beliefs.
    "What country can preserve its liberties if its rulers are not warned from time to time that their people preserve the spirit of resistance?" -Thomas Jefferson-


    "Our rights come from our humanity and may not be legislated away -- not by a vote of Congress, not by the consensus of our neighbors, not even by agreement of all Americans but one." Judge Andrew P. Napolitano

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