Ever notice how these “we can get rid of the Constitution” types are always the same ones who run to the courts to claim First Amendment protections any time somebody tries to put a muzzle on them?

Here’s just one part from the Georgetown Prof’s justification for doing away with much of the Constitution:

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.

Hey, he forgot one. Wait, no he didn’t, because he qualified his statement with the word “greatest.” I stand corrected.

Presidents successfully skirting the Constitution don’t signal a problem with the Constitution — it’s a sign that there’s something wrong with the other two branches that are supposed to keep the president in check and often don’t.

The entire transcript is at Newsbusters.

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17 Responses to “CBS Sunday Morning: ‘Is the Constitution Truly Worthy of Reverence in Which Most Americans Hold It?’ — Georgetown Law Prof: ‘Nah, Let’s Give Up on the Constitution’”

  1. Truesoldier__ on January 28th, 2013 1:42 pm

    Ever notice how these types of columns and commentary come out of the woodwork either right before dear leader is planning something unconstitutional or has just been rebuked by the courts for an unconstitutional act?

  2. Marshall_Will on January 28th, 2013 2:41 pm

    Right, there's a dull roar in the background 24/7-365 in general but high profile statements just prior the next major assault wave. It's funny though; I was a long time contributor to the orig. Housing Bubble Blog and as I've said, they became overrun by Progs With An Agenda.

    Slowly that's turned and the resident Prog did her usual trial balloon floating by saying "next thing you know some lunkhead right winger is going to tell us it isn't a living breathing document!"

    Can't tell you how proud that was SOUNDLY ignored. Yawn. No one even bothered to respond to it! Just two years ago it would have elicited at least 2 dozen me TOO posts. It shows this is string pushing on the part of the LSM and for the most part, when not coerced, as a matter of FACT, yes, most Americans believe it's just fine as originally written!

  3. Marshall_Will on January 28th, 2013 2:52 pm

    OT but ridiculous:
    http://www.katu.com/politics/Lawmaker-proposes-sa

    Sorry pols, but just b/c YOU guys got your butt in a wringer doesn't mean the rest of us have to suffer w/ 24/7 media hyper exposure. But I'd like to make every toilet seat cover in the Capitol building a laminate of P'BO for an ad fee though?

  4. Truesoldier__ on January 28th, 2013 3:30 pm

    It appears that Bloomberg and his security detail agree with this professor, at least when it comes to the first ammendment….

    Journalist Accosted by Security over Mayor Bloomberg Gun Control Question
    http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Journalism/2013/01/2

  5. Truesoldier__ on January 28th, 2013 3:39 pm

    Not surprising. Of course this politician is forgetting about the laws of unintended consequences. Remember a few years ago in the name of diversity the state capital ended up banning all decorations on the Rotunda at Christmas due to just how silly it was getting. I think the final straw was when someone proposed putting up a Festivas Pole…You can only imagine what the names of these public structures would be.

    Perhaps we could take up money to buy the naing rights of the capital building and name it something like Social Union Collevtives Keep Everthing Really Stupid….or for short The SUCKERS Building.

  6. Marshall_Will on January 28th, 2013 4:04 pm

    Correct, The dot.com Stadium Curse..! Some d-bag would get their name on a stadium and a year later they'd be belly up. In reading the article some of the loudest complaints are coming from the professional Left.

    And that brings us to an odd juncture; what is really going on w/ O'Blameyou is EXACTLY what Libs said would happen if the Right were allowed to have their way…

    "A Corporate takeover of AMERICA..!?*&*^%$!@hhhh$$$$" But since it's DIMS that ran State budgets into the ground it's all good, wtf?

  7. Truesoldier__ on January 28th, 2013 4:06 pm

    Don't you know, it only matters whose hand is on top of the pile at the end, not all those hands that came before.

  8. Marshall_Will on January 28th, 2013 4:22 pm

    Like when we grabbed the bat and alternated hands to see who'd get to bat first as kids? Sounds about as mature!

    Doesn't this remind you of all the personal electronics and guitars etc. we see landing on Craigslist? Some poor kid's parents paid perfectly good hard earned, full RETAIL money for that stuff and now knucklehead is dumping it for a fraction just so "he can raise some cash!"

    ( Probably so s/he can get sum Choom ) They're so easy to beat up on price because it didn't represent any sacrifice to THEM.

  9. Truesoldier__ on January 28th, 2013 5:23 pm

    O/T..but this just sickens me:

    The Pakistani corporation that has refused the Pentagon’s urgent appeals to control the flow of explosive materials to bomb-makers who kill U.S. troops is expanding its fertilizer manufacturing into the United States.

    And it is being done with the help of U.S. taxpayers through the municipal bond market.

    The Indiana Finance Authority has approved $1.27 billion in tax-exempt bonds for Midwest Fertilizer Corp. to build a nitrogenous fertilizer manufacturing plant in Posey County. Midwest is a new startup company of the Fatima Group, a conglomerate headquartered in Lahore, Pakistan.

    http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2013/jan/27/p

  10. Marshall_Will on January 28th, 2013 5:40 pm

    The obvious aside, why are we offering tax free MUNI'S… for a private company again? Will IN residents be getting bags o' fertilizer or CASH for a dividend? And shouldn't the bond holders be paying TAXES on this junk?

    That and O'Drama's proxy war on America… So many things to be p'o'd about.

  11. jeffythequick on January 28th, 2013 5:47 pm

    Let's say there are 200 countries in the world (the actual number is in dispute… I just checked it out.)

    Of them, there are 199 without the US Constitution as the supreme law of the land.

    Why don't these people move to one of them, and let us have it here?

  12. Truesoldier__ on January 28th, 2013 6:01 pm

    Agreed. The whole financing fiasco this is, is bad enough. But what is going to keep this Paki company from having a "random" break-in at their facility that just happens to coincide with a string of bombings at shopping malls, schools, sporting events, etc.

  13. Truesoldier__ on January 28th, 2013 6:03 pm

    Agreed, but of course that makes too much sense. Not to mention the entitled mentality of liberals would lead them to believe Constitutionalists should go to one of those 199 other countries and take our Constitution with us.

  14. Marshall_Will on January 28th, 2013 6:11 pm

    Funny but that came up at MM's just last week with ( who else ) Chappy. He's confident that Fed's have it well under control…

    They had a full General testify no less and evidently all our KIA and Wounded in Afghanistan failed to impress them? Why do we need to be friends w/ them again?

  15. Truesoldier__ on January 28th, 2013 6:55 pm

    No surprise there. It just never ceases to amaze me that people can be so ignorant to the warring signs go off all around them.

    If you look at the history of thwarted terrorist attacks here on US Soil it has been a matter of not being able to get their hands on the right materials. Enter a Paki Co. that has been refusing to stop Nitrate rich fertilizer (the same type that McVeigh used in OKC) from ending up in the hands of those who want to kill Americans and you have the final piece of the puzzle that has alluded the would be terrorist on our soil. To top it all off, it will be done at taxpayer expense.

    This madness will be our undoing.

  16. jeffythequick on January 28th, 2013 7:27 pm

    I'm game… If the people there would have us.

    In 3 generations, it would be interesting to see the outcome.

  17. Marshall_Will on January 28th, 2013 8:44 pm

    They'll be toothless "blue ribbon panels" ( as Michelle is fond to say ) into "how this could have possibly happened!?" all of which, leading nowhere…

    The argument "But this is 'creating' jobs!" just doesn't WASH. So what if it DID? That's what businesses often do, hire people. Or is DC replacing Wall Street as the financial capitol as well?

    They may get a cut of the underwriting fees but generally, this just STINKS.

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