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CBS Sunday Morning OP/ED calls to trash the US Constitution

This morning this was presented on CBS Sunday Morning variety show. Unable to amend they will destroy to get their way. What option to they leave those who wish only to be left alone in freedom?
http://www.cbsnews.com/83...

*Update, video link here courtesy of sharpsteve:

http://youtu.be/lSlUKvpIeUc

Emboldened aren't they?



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I think the broadcast was supposed to be about...

the multitude of ancient documents bent on authoritarian rule of the people...also known as religious doctrines or texts...this moron has eluded to scrapping the documentation that opposed tyranny and further fails to mention that these ancient ancestors of ours happened to also believe (majority) in ancient texts that guided in part their dissemination of writings we hold as dear as religion. Go back to preaching your deluded theories to those who founded them...I'm sure you'd meet even greater confliction to your ramblings.

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oh you

merry looking little man, full of grins and twinkling eyes to lure and fool the unwary.. take your seditious vomiting to the nearest toilet and spew it there

Garnet
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What is the purpose of their sedition? To undermine and defeat the Constitution.

18 USC § 2383 - Rebellion or insurrection

Whoever incites, sets on foot, assists, or engages in any rebellion or insurrection against the authority of the United States or the laws thereof, or gives aid or comfort thereto, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than ten years, or both; and shall be incapable of holding any office under the United States.

18 USC § 2385 - Advocating overthrow of Government

Whoever knowingly or willfully advocates, abets, advises, or teaches the duty, necessity, desirability, or propriety of overthrowing or destroying the government of the United States or the government of any State, Territory, District or Possession thereof, or the government of any political subdivision therein, by force or violence, or by the assassination of any officer of any such government;

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LOL

LOL at his list of "Great Presidents"

Unbelievable, this guy is a constitutional Law professor?

The provision is in the constitution to change it, it's called a constitutional convention. That would involve all 50 states, I am sure the professor would not support that, it may not change he constitution the way he wants it changed.

The more I learn about the constitution, the more I am impressed with the brilliance of the founders.

Yeah! What is it about those

Yeah! What is it about those weirdos drawn to be Constitutional law professors who want to trash the Constitution??? Would you base your entire career around something you despise?

Constitutional Law is newspeeak.

Much like Lincoln and the Republicans destroyed the Republic for a perfect Union.

So 'Constitutional Law' is the practice of undermining the Constitution.

Unlike the ACLU, which seeks to uphold the rights individuals have under the Constitution.

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They are extremists and should be tried for treason.

Anybody who wants to do away with the Constitution of the United States is an extremist and should be tried for treason.

"What if the American people learn the truth" - Ron Paul

so all the senators

and congresspersons and supreme court justices and the president can all go home?

without the Constitution, none of them exist.

i'm in.

"The two weakest arguments for any issue on the House floor are moral and constitutional"
Ron Paul

That man

publicly advocates TREASON! CBS and the professor should be charged along with every government officer who violates their oath of office.

Our constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.

John Adams

I especially love it when they use the ideas of Liberty

against us. Freedom of speech gives them a platform to try and take away our rights and we sit by "because we're reasonable people wanting reasonable discussions" and let them chip away at it.

I WILL NOT have a "reasonable discussion" about stripping my rights away. The time for talk is fading.

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I agree!

That the Constitution should be scraped but on entirely different grounds. Since its inception, the Constitution has eroded the federal system of government that the founders adopted when they declared their independence.

The convention in Philadelphia produced a document that did not "revise and amend" the Articles of Confederation, as the Articles allow for, but replaced them entirely with a new frame of government. Worse yet, only 9 states needed to ratify the document, a direct violation of the Articles of Confederation which required a unanimous vote for any "alterations." Compared to the weaker Articles, the Constitution was an immense expansion of central state power, whose detractors claimed it created a nationalist consolidated government which would eventually devour the state governments.

A Bill of Rights was hastily added only after the Constitution became effective and only to calm the fears of the Anti-Constitutionalists (aka Anti-Federalists).

I can't say it any better than a hero of libertarians, Mr. Lysander Spooner:

“But whether the Constitution really be one thing, or another, this much is certain - that it has either authorized such a government as we have had, or has been powerless to prevent it. In either case it is unfit to exist.”

I am sure just about everyone

I am sure just about everyone in the LM would agree and would rather have the Articles. But for dealing with the majority of folks, if they can't handle the Constitution, they surely won't be able to handle less. I believe Dr. Paul has thought that out.

A step at a time.

Ehh

Some of the comments to this article leave me wondering whether a majority of liberty minded folks would prefer the Articles over the Constitution. The document is seen as holy writ.

I cheered Dr. Paul when he said that he was the "Champion of the Constitution" back in '08. I've since come to the conclusion that this country is too big to be governed by a central authority and that federal politics is a total waste of time.

HEY EVERYONE LISTEN UP!!!!

HEY EVERYONE LISTEN UP!!!!

THEY ARE TRYING TO SET IN MOTION A STAGED REVOLUTION THEN A NEW CONSTITUTION THAT DELEGATES LEGAL TENDER LAWS TO INTERNATIONAL AUTHORITIES!!!!!

It is going to be a slow mud slide until we move in the right direction and then it is going to be an avalanche....

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What an idiot

He argues FOR the Constitution without seeming to realize it!

He gives the example of the 2nd Amendment and gun control. He says it "needlessly raises the temperature of political discussion; instead of a question of policy, about which reasonable people can disagree, it becomes a test of one's commitment to our foundational document, and so to America itself."

HELLO?!? That's EXACTLY what it's supposed to do!

The Constitution ENDURES through the whims of whatever political mood rules the day. It's like guard rails on a freeway. Going over the rail is going too far.

This idiot then says (paraphrasing) "this is our country, we live in it...so we should not allow people to rule over us who died over two centuries ago and knew nothing of our country as it exists today."

The people who died over two centuries ago may not have known what kind of country we would live in today, but they had a very good idea of the tendencies of tyrants and government. Guess what professor? Those things change little. As I said in another comment, if something in the Constitution "doesn't work" there is a CORRECT PROCESS for amending it. It's that simple. What an idiot.

Polite reply

In the event you'd like to write Mr. Seidman a polite reply:

seidman@law.georgetown.edu

Here is my letter to Professor Seidman:

Professor Seidman,

It is utterly IRRESPONSIBLE for you to advocate doing away with large swaths of our U.S. Contitution. The Constitution is one of America's great founding documents. It should be respected, upheld, and defended by every American, EVEN by lowly "law professors" such as yourself. Instead, you choose to openly attack a document which is designed to protect the precious freedoms which have made our nation the envy of the world.

Our Founding Fathers, in their great wisdom, were students of history. They knew that freedom is fragile. They did their best to give us a Supreme Law of the Land and a Republican form of government in order to secure liberty for themselves and their posterity. They feared the day would come when our country would devolve into tyranny. Our Constitution has been under assault for decades, but has only been recently that treasonous "intellects" such as yourself have had the temerity to openly and publicly promote the outright unraveling and destruction of the Constitution. You should be ashamed of yourself as an American.

If you don't care for our Constitution, I suggest the following options:
(1) Accept it anyway and enjoy the God-given freedoms that it protects.
(2) Attempt to amend the Constitution through procedures outlined by law.
(3) Renounce your U.S. Citizenship and emigrate to another country with a different constitution.

Ann in Florida

Well written

Excellent reply, Ann
I hope the professor received 10,000 rebuttals just like it.
Yours in Liberty.
Free Silver

Academic Anarchist

If Louis Michel Seidman wants to ignore the highest law in the land, I guess we don't have to obey any laws. Sounds like anarchy to me

sounds like

"lawlessness", not "without rulers"...

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Traitor

I tried for awhile to think of something clever but I find my self absolutely speechless.

Has this guy never heard of Amendments? If he seriously wants to change things then that is the out the Founders gave us. I cannot comprehend how stupid these people are to either ignore/miss this.

"Liberty's too precious a thing to be buried in books...Men should hold it up in front of them every single day of their lives and say: 'I'm free to think and to speak. My ancestors couldn't. I can. And my children will."

-Jimmy Stewart

The decade’s long propaganda program

is working.

It seems that "scholars" these days all completely miss the point of the constitution.

While I agree that it may be worded in an obscure way to our 21st century ears, and may not have adequately anticipated our 21st century world, simply arguing against it is beyond rational thought.

It’s ridiculous to claim that since some presidents (arguably thought of as ‘great’) have ignored it, it must be right to do so, especially if you don’t simply absorb the national narrative as fact.

They miss the real objective of the constitution which was to make the federal government as limited as possible, while existing to fill a specific need.

The government should appear more like the orphan boy "Oliver", holding his bowl up "more please sir".

Instead, the government has cast the ordinary citizen in that role, and "scholars" seem to think that’s ok.

Just open the box and see

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“Any man who thinks he can be happy and prosperous by letting the government take care of him better take a closer look at the American Indian.” ― Henry Ford.

" Unfortunately, the

" 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?"

I suppose this guy thinks we are a deMOCKracy? Or, hopes to become one? If the Barakness monster is not a natural born citizen, it's not "so what". More like, Law breaker tried for treason.
What is with this georgetown prof?

Actions to undermine, weaken

Actions to undermine, weaken or destroy the Constitution should be met with with massive resistance.