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CBS Runs Segment Called 'Let's Give Up On The Constitution
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http://www.breitbart.com/Breitbart-TV/20...nstitution

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are to take back our own country, we have to start making decisions for ourselves, and stop deferring to an ancient and outdated document.
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He can have masturbatory fantasies all day long about ditching the constitution, but it's not happening in this fucking lifetime.
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#3
If he wants to ditch the Constitution he is welcome to move to a country that does not have this Constitution.

Or he can lobby his representatives to amend the Constitution.

But he can go fuck himself if he wants to just wake up tomorrow and say "No more Constitution". Our politicians are already jackasses that disregard a lot of the Constitution, I can not even imagine what it would be like with no protections against the Fed Gov.
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Douche bag seems to have forgotten that we can change the whole fucking thing or throw it out entirely, but we have to follow the rules to do so legally. We're a nation with laws and if the nation doesn't obey the law then why should the people?

Pocketprotector;72772 Wrote:http://www.breitbart.com/Breitbart-TV/20...nstitution

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.
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While we're giving things up, I vote we give up the media and the Obama Administration first. After they are somewhere in the middle of the ocean, then we can discuss what to do about the Constitution.

I'm sure the discussion will be more balanced and sane at that point.
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Let's not. Also I'd die before I let this happen.
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acosenza2;72784 Wrote:If he wants to ditch the Constitution he is welcome to move to a country that does not have this Constitution.

Or he can lobby his representatives to amend the Constitution.

But he can go fuck himself if he wants to just wake up tomorrow and say "No more Constitution". Our politicians are already jackasses that disregard a lot of the Constitution, I can not even imagine what it would be like with no protections against the Fed Gov.

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Does the douchebag realize the consequences of dumping the Constitution?

Let me think, which areas/demographics of the country produce the food and possess the guns?
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Valorius;72777 Wrote:He can have masturbatory fantasies all day long about ditching the constitution, but it's not happening in this fucking lifetime.


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#10
So am i the only one that realizes a "flash mob" can easily be a "flash militia" instead?

I think maybe some people should exchange phone numbers, in case a flash militia needs to be formed to defeat an alien or zombie invasion, or some other type of emergency, which might require an instantly organized- unorganized people's militia.

If i was a leader or organizer in a new digital militia movement....i would definitely be suggesting the idea of flash militias to all would be participants.
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