from Silver Underground:
In a shocking opinion editorial published yesterday in The New York Times, Louis Michael Seidman called for the United States to abandon its Constitution. In contrast with the mainstream view that the Constitution recognizes fundamental human rights, Seidman feels the government’s founding document is full of “archaic, idiosyncratic and downright evil provisions,” primarily because it prevents the Democrats from raising taxes on the rich without somehow stopping the democratically-elected Tea Party congressmen from voting on the issue.
He blames all of the nation’s current ills on its alleged propensity for following the Constitution, despite the fact that almost every bill passed by Congress directly violates it. To further disprove his own point, he spends the rest of the article pointing out several historical examples of situations during which presidents ignored the Constitution. Could it be, instead, that our problems come from the fact that we never follow the Constitution?