NYT: Americans should “give up” on the Constitution

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A recent New York Times editorial by Georgetown University professor Louis Michael Seidman suggests that it is time for Americans to “give up on the Constitution.”

“As the nation teeters at the edge of fiscal chaos, observers are reaching the conclusion that the American system of government is broken,” Seidman writes in “Let’s Give Up on the Constitution.” “But almost no one blames the culprit: our insistence on obedience to the Constitution, with all of its archaic idiosyncratic and downright evil provisions.”

Seidman is able to speak with the utmost authority on the issue because of his 40-year experience as a constitutional law professor. Seidman writes that he is “ashamed” it took him so long to see how “bizarre” America’s reliance on the Constitution really is. After all, our obsession with the document has “saddled us with a dysfunctional political system that has kept us from debating the merits of divisive issues and inflamed our public discourse.”

Despite his insistence that America’s “devotion to the document” is counterproductive, Seidman does not believe we should disobey all of its commands. For example, the freedom of speech and religion and equal protection should continue to be observed “out of respect but not obligation.”

On radio this morning, Glenn took issue with Seidman’s utopian notion that somehow a government that has proven incapable of fulfilling its own constitutionally defined responsibilities would continue uphold our freedoms simply out of respect.

“So you’re going to respect my freedom of speech,” Glenn asked. “You have no legal obligation to do it, but you’re going to respect my freedom of speech? You’re going to respect my freedom of religion to practice my religion or lack thereof? You’re just going to do that because you’re good guys?”

Seidman insists that it is not “a poetic piece of parchment” that has preserved our political stability for some 200 years, but rather “the sense that we are one nation and must work out our differences.” Furthermore, he takes issue with the fact that much of the “constitutional language is broad enough to encompass an almost infinitely wide range of positions.”

“What do we stand for anymore? He says we don’t need a document that says it. Damn right we do. I want everything in writing. I want absolutely everything in writing,” Glenn said. “That’s the point of the Constitution. This guy… that’s the point of having a broad constitution, if it neither picks my pocket nor breaks my leg, what difference is it to me? This is the ultimate libertarian document.”

  • http://www.artinphoenix.com/gallery/grimm snowleopard (cat folk gallery)

    So it begins, we enter the next phase of the Progressives and Socialist Democrats efforts to eliminate the Constitution. 

    To them the Constitution is an irrelevant document that is a hindrance to their efforts, one that has to be remade, undermined or eliminated completely in their madness-driven agenda to recreate the national society into their Utopian nightmare.

    Professor Seidman is a perfect example of all that is wrong with the ideology of the left and of the Progressives; he uses the guaranteed right to free speech and expression of the US Constitution to declare it an out-dated, archaic and worthless document that needs to be put on the dustbin of history.

    The Constitution provides for procedures to amend it, as the founders intended from the start, as they did recognize times and needs would change as the nation grew and prospered. Now it is up to us to ensure that future of the Republic.

    If the Professor detests this nation so much, I imagine his comrades in China or North Korea would welcome him with open arms and loaded guns and labor camps.

  • http://www.artinphoenix.com/gallery/grimm snowleopard (cat folk gallery)

    Professor Seidman, you have a right under the Constitution to speak you insane drivel, as I do to say thus: BLOW IT OUT YOUR TAILPIPE!

    If he does not like this nation, he is free to leave.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jason-Young/100000391441118 Jason Young

    This is the same argument given for allowing Hitler to take complete control after the Weimar Republic collapsed.  We all know how that turned out, don’t we?  History unlearned perpetuates a foolish future.  Will we ever learn?

  • landofaahs

    I think I would rather give up on the rigged stock market.  If people boycott stocks, you wiould soon see the collapse of the liberal bastion called NYC and DC.

  • landofaahs

    You liberal states can leave the union at any time.  Take P Morgan with ya.  That way you don’t have to worry about that pesky document that shines the light on tyrants.

  • http://youtu.be/ff8jDkOHp3U Sam Fisher

    And what will Seidman replace the Constitution with? Let me guess agenda 21. I find interesting the first people to scream about the constitutional right to ban all things Christian and point out people who own a gun are the same people who push for the Constitution to be tossed out. Don’t they even realize if it was not for the Constitution we would be like Iran or North Korea by now? We need our freedom written down for the very reason people like Obama would take a country with no freedom written down and turn it into anti-freedom zone. We already had seen what he did to the Catholics with Obama care and got away with it. What next the second amendment?

  • http://youtu.be/ff8jDkOHp3U Sam Fisher

    I think Americans should give up on the New York Times instead. That right a lot of us already had.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_3TSVLZ5XVX2V7LVLCLTXN6RFME Lazy J

    Ask any corporate lawyer.  A written contract which spells out specific details of the transaction is very unlikely to be overturned in court.  Our constitution which is very specific and restricts the government from actions against our citizens must be kept inviolate.

    This so-called professor has no standing to criticize our constitution since as a member of the “Ivory Tower Elite” he doesn’t live within the constraints of the constitution.  It only constrains government.  He can spout all his drivel at any time.  Unfortunately, his bully pulpit in front of impressionable kids gives his words staying power.  They have not the experiences of life to distinguish between truth and bovine excrement. 

  • Anonymous

    The Professor does complain. And shows his true colors in the process.  Prof. Seidman would be happier if and when he moves to Russia.  If this man is actually in a legit teaching position, he should be held accountable for his defiant statements about our country and the Constitution.   Perhaps a re read of French historian, Tocqueville, “Democracy in America’ which was written in early 1800′s would resonate with his thinking.  No matter what, SHAME ON HIM………………

  • Anonymous

    The Professor does complain. And shows his true colors in the process.  Prof. Seidman would be happier if and when he moves to Russia.  If this man is actually in a legit teaching position, he should be held accountable for his defiant statements about our country and the Constitution.   Perhaps a re read of French historian, Tocqueville, “Democracy in America’ which was written in early 1800′s would resonate with his thinking.  No matter what, SHAME ON HIM………………

  • Soulphoenix

    We really should be giving up on all of our archaic, idiosyncratic, regressive professors like Mr. Seidman. They’re not just useless, they’re detrimental. At some point we’ll figure it out, but it looks like harder times coming before we do. That’s a shame that speaks to our collective foolishness and lack of personal accountability.

  • Soulphoenix

    We really should be giving up on all of our archaic, idiosyncratic, regressive professors like Mr. Seidman. They’re not just useless, they’re detrimental. At some point we’ll figure it out, but it looks like harder times coming before we do. That’s a shame that speaks to our collective foolishness and lack of personal accountability.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1264134361 Butch Blosc

    Communist Party shills like Seidman want the Constitution out of the way to make their totalitarianism a reality in the US.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1264134361 Butch Blosc

    Communist Party shills like Seidman want the Constitution out of the way to make their totalitarianism a reality in the US.

  • Anonymous

    I will defend the Constitution against the evil Liberals in this country!

  • Anonymous

    I will defend the Constitution against the evil Liberals in this country!

  • bumpkin

    Ahhh.   another  Commie. AND another idiot professor that drives a VW bug and pretends to be SO successful that we should LISTEN to him, -all in the same clone! Wonder how much Obama paid him to write that?!

  • bumpkin

    Ahhh.   another  Commie. AND another idiot professor that drives a VW bug and pretends to be SO successful that we should LISTEN to him, -all in the same clone! Wonder how much Obama paid him to write that?!

  • bumpkin

     -But, of COURSE they realize that.  These people WANT communism, because their parents or grandparents were upper echelon in a commie world, and they enjoyed a bit of power and notoriety.  Some actually HUNGER for the right to mindlessly murder Americans.  And they are the very ones who scream the loudest about someone losing their mind and mindlessly murdering Americans.   -Get it?  WE need heroes right now.  Folk heroes who will give all to the RIGHT cause.  ie, the Cause that doesn’t steal from people.  The Cause that doesn’t turn people into bawling cattle at the trough.  The Cause that doesn’t have a moll or a tommygun at its center.  We need heroes.

  • bumpkin

     -But, of COURSE they realize that.  These people WANT communism, because their parents or grandparents were upper echelon in a commie world, and they enjoyed a bit of power and notoriety.  Some actually HUNGER for the right to mindlessly murder Americans.  And they are the very ones who scream the loudest about someone losing their mind and mindlessly murdering Americans.   -Get it?  WE need heroes right now.  Folk heroes who will give all to the RIGHT cause.  ie, the Cause that doesn’t steal from people.  The Cause that doesn’t turn people into bawling cattle at the trough.  The Cause that doesn’t have a moll or a tommygun at its center.  We need heroes.

  • Anonymous

     Joseph Stalin Was Far Far More Worse Then Hitler”’!!  The Man Who Wrote This Is A Bolshevik Jew…What Else Do You Not Understand’?   New World Order’?

  • Anonymous

     Joseph Stalin Was Far Far More Worse Then Hitler”’!!  The Man Who Wrote This Is A Bolshevik Jew…What Else Do You Not Understand’?   New World Order’?

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Rickey-Coley/100001430327425 Rickey Coley

    The words of George Washington is the best reply for this. I will post what he had to say about this matter.

    “The time is now near at hand, which must probably determine whether Americans are to be free men or slaves; whether they are to have any property they can call their own; whether their houses and farms are to be pillaged and destroyed, and themselves consigned to a state of wretchedness from which no human efforts will deliver them. “The fate of unborn millions will now depend, under God, on the courage and conduct of this army. Our cruel and unrelenting enemy leaves us only the choice of a brave resistance, or the most abject submission. We have, therefore, to resolve to conquer, or to die. “Our own, our country’s honour call upon us for a vigorous and manly exertion; and if we now shamefully fail, we shall become infamous to the whole world. “Let us, then rely on the goodness of our cause, and the aid of the Supreme Being, in whose hands victory is, to animate and encourage us to great and noble actions. “The eyes of all our countrymen are now upon us, and we shall have their blessings and praises, if happily we are the instruments of saving them from the tyranny mediated against them. “Let us, therefore, animate and encourage each other, and shew the whole world that a free man, contending for liberty on his own ground, is superior to any slavish mercenary on earth. “Liberty, property, life, and honor are all at stake; upon your courage and conduct rest the hopes of our bleeding and insulted country. Our wives, children, and parents expect safety from us alone, and they have every reason to believe that Heaven will crown with success so just a cause. “The enemy will endeavor to intimidate by show and appearance; but, remember, they have been repulsed on various occasions by a few brave Americans. Every good soldier will be silent and attentive – wait for orders and reserve his fire until he is sure of doing execution.”

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Rickey-Coley/100001430327425 Rickey Coley

    The words of George Washington is the best reply for this. I will post what he had to say about this matter.

    “The time is now near at hand, which must probably determine whether Americans are to be free men or slaves; whether they are to have any property they can call their own; whether their houses and farms are to be pillaged and destroyed, and themselves consigned to a state of wretchedness from which no human efforts will deliver them. “The fate of unborn millions will now depend, under God, on the courage and conduct of this army. Our cruel and unrelenting enemy leaves us only the choice of a brave resistance, or the most abject submission. We have, therefore, to resolve to conquer, or to die. “Our own, our country’s honour call upon us for a vigorous and manly exertion; and if we now shamefully fail, we shall become infamous to the whole world. “Let us, then rely on the goodness of our cause, and the aid of the Supreme Being, in whose hands victory is, to animate and encourage us to great and noble actions. “The eyes of all our countrymen are now upon us, and we shall have their blessings and praises, if happily we are the instruments of saving them from the tyranny mediated against them. “Let us, therefore, animate and encourage each other, and shew the whole world that a free man, contending for liberty on his own ground, is superior to any slavish mercenary on earth. “Liberty, property, life, and honor are all at stake; upon your courage and conduct rest the hopes of our bleeding and insulted country. Our wives, children, and parents expect safety from us alone, and they have every reason to believe that Heaven will crown with success so just a cause. “The enemy will endeavor to intimidate by show and appearance; but, remember, they have been repulsed on various occasions by a few brave Americans. Every good soldier will be silent and attentive – wait for orders and reserve his fire until he is sure of doing execution.”

  • http://www.facebook.com/petertimber Peter Timber

    Sometimes when you get so close to a situation, much like the good Professor of the Constitution for a period of 40 years, he loses sight of the fact that the unequal sharing of blessings it bestowed upon the American people who were  granted equality in liberty and not restraint and servitude is the essence of freedom. The good professor would like nothing more than an opportunity to enable a  subversive dominant minority make whatever changes they desire to whatever opportunities present themselves at the moment……..almost sounds like Julius Caesar with his VINI VIDI VINCI ( I came, I saw and I conquered) replacing a dysfunctional Roman Senate

  • http://www.facebook.com/petertimber Peter Timber

    Sometimes when you get so close to a situation, much like the good Professor of the Constitution for a period of 40 years, he loses sight of the fact that the unequal sharing of blessings it bestowed upon the American people who were  granted equality in liberty and not restraint and servitude is the essence of freedom. The good professor would like nothing more than an opportunity to enable a  subversive dominant minority make whatever changes they desire to whatever opportunities present themselves at the moment……..almost sounds like Julius Caesar with his VINI VIDI VINCI ( I came, I saw and I conquered) replacing a dysfunctional Roman Senate

  • Anonymous

     When Will You Dumb Illiterate Americans Wake Up”?  Your Information Is Being Supplied By A Man Whose Forefathers Gave You Bolshevik Communism…….. Meaning, Michael Seidman.   GOD………PRAVDA Was Correct….(Russia’s Old Communist Party  Newspaper).The illiterate Voting Americans Voted For A Marxist Communist……

  • Anonymous

     When Will You Dumb Illiterate Americans Wake Up”?  Your Information Is Being Supplied By A Man Whose Forefathers Gave You Bolshevik Communism…….. Meaning, Michael Seidman.   GOD………PRAVDA Was Correct….(Russia’s Old Communist Party  Newspaper).The illiterate Voting Americans Voted For A Marxist Communist……

  • Anonymous

     Stop Listening To Bolsheviks Like Michael Seidman. Look Up Who The Bolsheviks Were In 1917 Russia. You Illiterate American Voters.

  • Anonymous

     Stop Listening To Bolsheviks Like Michael Seidman. Look Up Who The Bolsheviks Were In 1917 Russia. You Illiterate American Voters.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Rickey-Coley/100001430327425 Rickey Coley

    Another quote from George Washington.

    Government is not reason; it is not eloquent; it is force. Like fire, it is a dangerous servant and a fearful master.Read more at http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/authors/g/george_washington.html#FpmHQGKwyRc2zE6q.99

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Rickey-Coley/100001430327425 Rickey Coley

    Another quote from George Washington.

    Government is not reason; it is not eloquent; it is force. Like fire, it is a dangerous servant and a fearful master.Read more at http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/authors/g/george_washington.html#FpmHQGKwyRc2zE6q.99

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Rickey-Coley/100001430327425 Rickey Coley

    George Washington
    The time is near at hand which must determine whether Americans are to be free men or slaves.Read more at
    http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/authors/g/george_washington.html#FpmHQGKwyRc2zE6q.99

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Rickey-Coley/100001430327425 Rickey Coley

    George Washington
    The time is near at hand which must determine whether Americans are to be free men or slaves.Read more at
    http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/authors/g/george_washington.html#FpmHQGKwyRc2zE6q.99

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Rickey-Coley/100001430327425 Rickey Coley

    George Washington
    The marvel of all history is the patience with which men and women submit to burdens unnecessarily laid upon them by their governments.Read more at http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/authors/g/george_washington.html#FpmHQGKwyRc2zE6q.99

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Rickey-Coley/100001430327425 Rickey Coley

    George Washington
    The marvel of all history is the patience with which men and women submit to burdens unnecessarily laid upon them by their governments.Read more at http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/authors/g/george_washington.html#FpmHQGKwyRc2zE6q.99

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Rickey-Coley/100001430327425 Rickey Coley

    George Washington
    Experience teaches us that it is much easier to prevent an enemy from posting themselves than it is to dislodge them after they have got possession.Read more at http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/authors/g/george_washington.html#FpmHQGKwyRc2zE6q.99

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Rickey-Coley/100001430327425 Rickey Coley

    George Washington
    Experience teaches us that it is much easier to prevent an enemy from posting themselves than it is to dislodge them after they have got possession.Read more at http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/authors/g/george_washington.html#FpmHQGKwyRc2zE6q.99

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Rickey-Coley/100001430327425 Rickey Coley

    George Washington
    Guard against the impostures of pretended patriotism.Read more at http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/authors/g/george_washington.html#FpmHQGKwyRc2zE6q.99

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Rickey-Coley/100001430327425 Rickey Coley

    George Washington
    Guard against the impostures of pretended patriotism.Read more at http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/authors/g/george_washington.html#FpmHQGKwyRc2zE6q.99

  • Anonymous

    Rickey Corey..Thank You For The Site..Went To It..And Found Common Sense There. Something Our SO CALLED Educated Federal Government Servants I Find truly Lacking”!

  • Anonymous

    Rickey Corey..Thank You For The Site..Went To It..And Found Common Sense There. Something Our SO CALLED Educated Federal Government Servants I Find truly Lacking”!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Rickey-Coley/100001430327425 Rickey Coley

    George Washington
    If the freedom of speech is taken away then dumb and silent we may be led, like sheep to the slaughter.Read more at http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/authors/g/george_washington.html#FpmHQGKwyRc2zE6q.99

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Rickey-Coley/100001430327425 Rickey Coley

    George Washington
    If the freedom of speech is taken away then dumb and silent we may be led, like sheep to the slaughter.Read more at http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/authors/g/george_washington.html#FpmHQGKwyRc2zE6q.99

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Rickey-Coley/100001430327425 Rickey Coley

    Thanks & your welcome. Most of our current government issues can be solved by researching the words of our founders. The US Constitution is a full combination of all their genius. How could anyone ever suggest we just throw that away?

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Rickey-Coley/100001430327425 Rickey Coley

    Thanks & your welcome. Most of our current government issues can be solved by researching the words of our founders. The US Constitution is a full combination of all their genius. How could anyone ever suggest we just throw that away?

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Rickey-Coley/100001430327425 Rickey Coley

    I predict future happiness for Americans if they can prevent the government from wasting the labors of the people under the pretense of taking care of them.
    Thomas Jefferson

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  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Rickey-Coley/100001430327425 Rickey Coley

    I predict future happiness for Americans if they can prevent the government from wasting the labors of the people under the pretense of taking care of them.
    Thomas Jefferson

    Read more at http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/authors/t/thomas_jefferson.html#GrwW7O3vWDirqdCE.99

  • Anonymous

    Thank you for the information.  Totally agree with you.

  • Anonymous

    Thank you for the information.  Totally agree with you.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Rickey-Coley/100001430327425 Rickey Coley

    A wise and frugal Government, which shall restrain men from injuring one another, which shall leave them otherwise free to regulate their own pursuits of industry and improvement, and shall not take from the mouth of labor the bread it has earned. This is the sum of good government, and this is necessary to close the circlue of our felicities.
    Thomas Jefferson

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  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Rickey-Coley/100001430327425 Rickey Coley

    A wise and frugal Government, which shall restrain men from injuring one another, which shall leave them otherwise free to regulate their own pursuits of industry and improvement, and shall not take from the mouth of labor the bread it has earned. This is the sum of good government, and this is necessary to close the circlue of our felicities.
    Thomas Jefferson

    Read more at http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/authors/t/thomas_jefferson.html#GrwW7O3vWDirqdCE.99

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Rickey-Coley/100001430327425 Rickey Coley

    All tyranny needs to gain a foothold is for people of good conscience to remain silent.
    Thomas Jefferson

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  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Rickey-Coley/100001430327425 Rickey Coley

    All tyranny needs to gain a foothold is for people of good conscience to remain silent.
    Thomas Jefferson

    Read more at http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/authors/t/thomas_jefferson.html#GrwW7O3vWDirqdCE.99

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Rickey-Coley/100001430327425 Rickey Coley

    My reading of history convinces me that most bad government results from too much government.
    Thomas Jefferson

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  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Rickey-Coley/100001430327425 Rickey Coley

    My reading of history convinces me that most bad government results from too much government.
    Thomas Jefferson

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  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Rickey-Coley/100001430327425 Rickey Coley

    I believe that banking institutions are more dangerous to our liberties than standing armies.
    Thomas Jefferson

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  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Rickey-Coley/100001430327425 Rickey Coley

    I believe that banking institutions are more dangerous to our liberties than standing armies.
    Thomas Jefferson

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  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Rickey-Coley/100001430327425 Rickey Coley

    It is incumbent on every generation to pay its own debts as it goes. A principle which if acted on would save one-half the wars of the world.
    Thomas Jefferson

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  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Rickey-Coley/100001430327425 Rickey Coley

    It is incumbent on every generation to pay its own debts as it goes. A principle which if acted on would save one-half the wars of the world.
    Thomas Jefferson

    Read more at http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/authors/t/thomas_jefferson.html#GrwW7O3vWDirqdCE.99

  • http://twitter.com/tgimacb tgimacb

    Georgetown constitutional law professor advances notion of Giving Up on the Constitution – would that not be professional suicide? Would it not cause his unemployment? Where’s the self preservation? Does he share the DNA of sandra “fluck”? 
    This university produces the graduates supposedly to “preserve and protect” the Constitution? 
    Can he observe his surrender somewhere else?
    Is this reverse psychology? Why is he not being reprimanded by the Dean? 
    Where’s the outrage? 

  • http://twitter.com/tgimacb tgimacb

    Georgetown constitutional law professor advances notion of Giving Up on the Constitution – would that not be professional suicide? Would it not cause his unemployment? Where’s the self preservation? Does he share the DNA of sandra “fluck”? 
    This university produces the graduates supposedly to “preserve and protect” the Constitution? 
    Can he observe his surrender somewhere else?
    Is this reverse psychology? Why is he not being reprimanded by the Dean? 
    Where’s the outrage? 

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Rickey-Coley/100001430327425 Rickey Coley

    Experience hath shewn, that even under the best forms of government those entrusted with power have, in time, and by slow operations, perverted it into tyranny.
    Thomas Jefferson

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  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Rickey-Coley/100001430327425 Rickey Coley

    Experience hath shewn, that even under the best forms of government those entrusted with power have, in time, and by slow operations, perverted it into tyranny.
    Thomas Jefferson

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  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Rickey-Coley/100001430327425 Rickey Coley

    A Bill of Rights is what the people are entitled to against every government, and what no just government should refuse, or rest on inference.
    Thomas Jefferson

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  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Rickey-Coley/100001430327425 Rickey Coley

    A Bill of Rights is what the people are entitled to against every government, and what no just government should refuse, or rest on inference.
    Thomas Jefferson

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  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Rickey-Coley/100001430327425 Rickey Coley

    The Constitution is the guide which I never will abandon.
    George Washington

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  • Anonymous

    He is just one of many professors in our education system, who is teaching this garbage to the youth of America. Minds very impressionable and are being brainwashed to believe that our Constitution is obsolete, and capitalism is wrong. Much of this could be seen in the occupy movement of this past year. It would be nice “IF” the MSM would begin to tell the American people the “TRUTH”. 

  • Anonymous

    And these are the people (Seidman, Georgetown, University) we are paying to teach our children.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Rickey-Coley/100001430327425 Rickey Coley

    Remember, democracy never lasts long. It soon wastes, exhausts, and murders itself. There never was a democracy yet that did not commit suicide.
    John Adams

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  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Rickey-Coley/100001430327425 Rickey Coley

    Liberty cannot be preserved without general knowledge among the people.
    John Adams

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  • Anonymous

    Seidman’s 40 years teaching constitutional law certainly didn’t teach him anything,,,Heaven help those who were being taught by him. Heaven help us when those students start practicing law.  If I had a student going to Georgetown University, I would remove him/her immediately.  No more tuition to a school that supports this kind of rhetoric, and this kind of teacher. 

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Rickey-Coley/100001430327425 Rickey Coley

    As long as our government is administered for the good of the people, and is regulated by their will; as long as it secures to us the rights of persons and of property, liberty of conscience and of the press, it will be worth defending.
    Andrew Jackson

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  • Anonymous

    We wouldn’t have this economic sword about to fall on our heads if official traitors would have stuck to the constitution. The entitlement programs that bankrupted the country are Unconstitutional.  

    The founders, pioneers and revolutionaries gave this country the greatest governing document the world has ever known. They fought, sacrificed and died trying to escape what this Seidman idiot advocates . . .  government breaking your legs, throwing you out on the streets when you can’t pay bills, then locking you up or slitting your throat when you protest. I don’t know how much more I can take. 

  • Anonymous

    Ah, the disgusting Talmudic machinations of another Kenite scribe who should never have been teaching our Christian children or influencing our courts and the rule of law in the first place. When will we ever have enough of this to overcome our fears of the PC thought police? When will we ever listen to the admonitions of Christ about these snakes instead of universalist Judeo-Christian feel-good doctrines that enable the charade of these anti-christs and make us their victims?

    They have a corrupt set of values that have been at odds with our standards of morality since Cain slew Able. They can’t help it. They’re different and they know no limits on attaining their ends by any means necessary. It’s who they are and Christ warned us about this at John 8. Now they hide behind the “Judeo” prefix that has only recently crept into our culture and is now reflexively uttered by all obedient Judeo-Christians who don’t even know that their Christian faith and inheritance has been hijacked by these sons of satan who influenced and financed the likes of Bullinger, Scofield, the Moody Bible Institute and the Dallas Theological Seminary. This is how they dumbed down modern Christians with a new brand of religion, “Judeo-Christianity,” to erase centuries of Christian awareness and assure that America would remain a safe zone for all their anti-christ mischief and perversions that would never have been tolerated by our Savior who met them face-to-face and never minced words. They are Edom and their own encyclopedia admits this. They are the bad figs of Jeremiah who were dispersed to plague us, they are hated by Yaweh as described in Malachi, and their fate is described in Obadiah.

    Do we learn? Of course not. We listen to ignorant pastors who don’t know the difference between a gentile, Edomite, Canaanite, Kenite, Israelite, Judahite, Judean, Idumean, Jew, etc,, and even if they did, would say it was irrelevant as they tickle our ears with non-Biblical concepts of universal love and other Jewish fables, while ignoring His covenant and kingdom messages. We ignore our Savior and embrace his enemies (yes, he has enemies and they are among us), ironically believing we will be blessed by misconstruing passages such as John 3:16, Galatians, 3:15, Genesis 12:3 and other scriptures that have been butchered by translators in order to promote their universalist, anti-nomian, dispensationalist and other heretical doctrines. Having succumbed to the PC agenda of the Jewish Frankfurt School, we revel in our apparent similarities and ignore our irreconcilable differences. Now we take comfort in refusing to “judge” and non-Biblical doctrines like “love the sinner, hate the sin,” inviting evil into our congregations and communities to influence and degrade us and our children while ignoring our Christian obligation to shun the enemies of Christ and the unrepentant among us as instructed by the Apostles.

    We have been a blind, stiff-necked people and now we are reaping what we have sewn. To our shame, as a nation of Christians that has let the stranger in, until we awaken to this and repent, anything we do to “solve” our current crises will be only temporary. Until we listen to Christ and stop honoring or tolerating the immoral, anti-Christ agendas of the Seidman’s, Feinstein’s, Schulman’s, Krugman’s, Geithner’s, Bernanke’s and others of their ilk, our prayers in reliance on II Chronicles 7:14 will not be heard. Short of this, the Second Coming is our only true hope, at which time, as foretold in Micah, Christian Israel will arise and thresh these tares, that were planted by an adverse stranger, not God, for their final disposition.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Rickey-Coley/100001430327425 Rickey Coley

    Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples’ liberty’s teeth.
    George Washington

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  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Rickey-Coley/100001430327425 Rickey Coley

    The very atmosphere of firearms anywhere and everywhere restrains evil interference – they deserve a place of honor with all that’s good.
    George Washington

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  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Rickey-Coley/100001430327425 Rickey Coley

    Government is not reason; it is not eloquent; it is force. Like fire, it is a dangerous servant and a fearful master.
    George Washington

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  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Rickey-Coley/100001430327425 Rickey Coley

    Guard against the impostures of pretended patriotism.
    George Washington

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  • http://www.facebook.com/jimdrivestruck Jim Morris

    I have to admit that as a young child who grew up with a father in the Navy that I lived in my bubble that believed the US Government was for the people and by the people. The Constitution was revered. A couple years ago I came acoss Glenn Beck and Fox News. Over a ver short period of time my bubble was busrt. I thank God the Father of my Lord Christ for this. I never thought that in my life time that I would ever see a time when people would be saying that we should give up on the Constitution. Afte some study I learned that never before in human history as there ever been a document or a country like the USA. Now we see our country under attack by many of the same people that WE the people have put into office. As a Pastor of a church I see my calling to stand and speak out as much as possible about the “Clear and Present Danger” to our very way of life and the Divinely inspired document that is our Constitution. I have learned much from the history that has been taught by Glenn and many of the contributors to his program over the years. The time has come and gone for us ALL to get off the lazy couch of apathy and begin joining the process of the third great awakening. I’ll never forget the history lesson that was taught about the “Black Robe Bragade.” I see a revival coming, “IF My people which are called by My name will humble themselves and seek MY face…I will hea their land.” Let’s do more to get involved and speak the truth.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Rickey-Coley/100001430327425 Rickey Coley

    When you reach the end of your rope, tie a knot in it and hang on.
    Thomas Jefferson

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  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Rickey-Coley/100001430327425 Rickey Coley

    Laws made by common consent must not be trampled on by individuals.
    George Washington

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  • Anonymous

    You wouldn’t go into business with others without a contract! (unless you wanted to burned)

  • Anonymous

     I wish the american people would just agree on one major threat and attack the hell out of it, then move to the next threat. We should gather all the proof as a collective and force our reps to act as a collective and get him out of office…. Then move on to changing the way congress and senate work i.e., they should have to stay in their own house and keep their jobs, they shouldn’t be allowed to make more than half of minimum wage in office, no retirement, term limit, and no health insurance better than medicaid or medicare, and here’s why: If they stay local they aren’t in a pack mentality, they’re harder to lobby, and they ain’t in it for the money.If they’re away all the time they feel they should be making laws and voting all the time ( idle hands are the devils’ playground).If they have medicaid or medicare they’ll do a better job with those programs. Then change the nit picky crap.

  • 2War Abn Vet

    It appears we’re destined to have a government at war with the Constitution, and with those citizens who still abide by it

  • BentGhazi

    This “professor” should be fired for what he is saying. It certainly does not reflect well on the title of his position at Georgetown U for him to be spouting off with this kind of stuff in one of the most read newspapers in the country. 

    He’s no Constitutional scholar, on the contrary, he’s missed the entire point of The Constitution.

  • BentGhazi

    One flaw in your premise – He’s no Caesar, and this country isn’t Rome. 

    The man is a subversive and should be taught the error of his ways, but that will never happen because the man at the top who runs the Justice Department and his boss apparently agree with him. Now that the Communists have their man in, we are going to see a lot more of this. Remember the message Obama sent Putin last summer? He will have a lot more “flexibility” after his election. We are seeing the product of that now.

  • BentGhazi

    Nothing – he is one of the useful idiots.

  • BentGhazi

    I’m with you, and have been since 1972. 

  • Summer Dean

    Finally! The left admits to what we’ve all been saying all along about their views on the Constitution! This isn’t professional suicide for this Professor, but more an opportunity for other America hating lefties to stand up and smear the document that has guided this nation to freedom and ignored by Obama and all of his sheeple.

  • BentGhazi

    I’ll bet we can find plenty of volunteers to help him pack, too! I’ll even hold the door for him so it doesn’t impact his haunches on the way out.

  • http://www.facebook.com/allie.byrd.35 Allie Byrd

    Has anyone other than me, come to the conclusion that the “INTELLECTUALS” in acedemia, the untouchable “political class”, the horrifyingly corrupt general government, and 47% of the (gov’t dependent) people in this nation have finally tipped over the line into the never-never land of a complete (and untreatable) manic bi-polar neurosis?

    Dec 21, came and went…no end of world catastrophe. But if I didn’t know any better, I’d swear that we are in an alternate universe! The world may have reversed it’s spin, after all, cause everything around us seems to be upside down and inside out.

    The US Constitution set up the most productive, innovative, and successful system of government the world has EVER seen. The problem is that it doesn’t fit the narrative of the Socialist Agenda…and it is counterproductive to those wishing to dissolve this nation for their own financial benefit.

    The Constitution stands in the way of complete Totalitarianism…which is EXACTLY what the Usurper in Chief and his financiers desire. In fact, they have bet everything on it! Bankers never lose, especially when they have the advantage of insider trading.

    The blood letting has begun in earnest. The past 99 years was just a prelude to the hemorrhage we will soon witness.

    God told us, in the end, “they shall call good evil and evil good”…and here we are.
    Welcome to the Utopian world of utter, unabashed decadence.

    Disgusting.

  • http://www.facebook.com/allie.byrd.35 Allie Byrd

    “We should gather all the proof as a collective and force our reps to act as a collective and get him out of office.”

    Very True. The problem is, is that almost all of “them” are co-conspirators to the most egregious, most colossal fraud ever commited upon the American People and the soil of this nation. They are all too deep in the well of treason to allow the TRUTH to surface. Their lives and fortunes are at stake.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Pete-West/100001053157260 Pete West

    Anyway the Government has already trampled on most of the Constitution already! Time to re-establish the safeguards against Executive abuse and fiscal madness. Also get rid of several billion plus SNOOPING complex in Nevada! Who REALLY needs to know EVERY credit card transaction, EVERY text, and so on! Totalitarian rubbish! The Constitution was devised to LIMIT Government abuse, that’s why the Statists need to trash it. God help America!

  • http://suzeraining.wordpress.com/ suz

    i knew this was coming and it’s not going away.  this is their goal this year, the 1st and 2nd amendment.

  • Anonymous

    The so called “constitutional lawyers” are the ones draging our beloved America into the cesspool.  It’s time to villify the left leaning “lawyers” for what they are.  I have no use for them. 

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/S5YELWLY4GXIHUG5DEX33FONQY Julie

    I think giving up on the constitution would be a mistake.  Giving up on congressional pay, raises, retirement plans would be a good start.  Giving up on the electoral college and having each vote count would also be a fair improvement.  Getting the government out of our business, wallets, faith and homes is a next excellent step.  Why are we so powerless today?

  • Anonymous

    niether is barry the communist professor…but he is believed to be by ignoramusses nationwide.

  • Anonymous

    Has he ever thought that the reason our country is facing all these problems is because the government has circumvented the Constitution way too many times!!!!

    Like we can trust the government to do something out of respect.  What a joke!!

  • greywolfrs

    Seems our government has already given up on the Constitution, as they refuse to follow it.

  • Anonymous

    “downright evil provisions”. Wonder which ones he specifically had in mind. Anyone who doesn’t like the law of the land can leave. After all, it’s not as if we had a wall up to prohibit leaving like East Berlin used to. Maybe one of those freedom loving middle eastern countries would like a top notch ex-constitutional law professor. Obama will probably make him a czar!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Barry-Levy/1091577549 Barry Levy

    and this is the type of person that teaches youngsters and does his best to rewrite history, because he doesn’t like, and it inconveniences him.

    What a waste of human DNA.

  • Anonymous

    If the professor doesn’t like it here I think he should try moving to another form of government in: North Korea, China, Cuba, Iran, Afganistan, MOST OF Africa,Ethoipia, Yemen, Hungary, Armenia, Somalia, Azerbaizan, kampurchea,Viet Nam, Lao, Angola, Albania, Bulgaria, Czechoslovaka, Mozambique, Byelorussia,India, Egypt, Libya, Syria, Lebanon, Algeria, Burma, Guina, Ukranian Republic, Tanzania,Pakistan, Uganda Zimbalwe,Kazakstan, Burkira Faso Turkey —–this is just the short list of countries without anything even close to the type of constitution we have. And if you notice they are not doing well in so far as human rights, class struggle, poverty, economics,etc. If the professor doesn’t like it here–rather than change what we have because in HIS Opinion it doesn’t work why doesn’t he move to someplace else he agrees with. Of course he won’t do that because he is getting a nice salary for expounding on His ideas in a country that provides him a safe livlelyhood and a safe environment to make himself a so called expert in a field of study that produces absolutly nothing,provides nothing to human kind or prevents disasters, disease, or blood hed. He can expound all he wants and say nothing, do nothing and get paid for it by a system that harbors him and feeds him. He can play at Alice in Wonderland and get paid for spreading his absurdities. I’m sure we can find enough people who will fund his move to where ever–one way of course.

  • Anonymous

     The pot is full, and brought to a boil, no matter what, it will overflow! Americas conservatives have been pushed to the brink…many of us are felling the effects of Neanderthalic, Moronic leadership, there is no escape nor alternative, other than to react with such violent overwhelming force, that it brings home the desired effects, and makes crystal clear, “We Have Had It” and we are sickened to the core of our being, that  this – Washington – “Business As Usual”.- is no longer acceptable!  No one in that school play-ground of a city, has the best interest of the average, honest, hard working American citizen, but they are all, far too familiar with the underhanded bribes, that all to often, take place behind the scenes and behind closed doors, those round-table discussions, are the real important factors that matter most, to our duly elected officials, men and women who have all sworn an oath to up-hold the American Constitution -. Boehner?????? I mean Boehner??????, he got re-elected….(What????) – our nations future has been sold off by a bunch of second rate school children…we are through….I want to stress that all important reality once again…America Is Through, Over, Done, Finished, History, Yesterdays News……all because, of what has happened in the wee hours of the morning, on January first, two thousand and thirteen – America as we know it, is through…we are past the point of no return, EVEN….if there becomes a national uprising – brother against brother etc….its a lose-lose situation, not only for the previous United States of America, but for the entire world…did you notice I said – previous….and I mean that 100%….the absolute failure of our leadership has sealed our national fate…We are no longer united….our people no longer see eye to eye and have not, for fa very long time.

    American leadership has not only sold us out, but sadly, our future generations are nothing more than slaves to the process as well, but these pathetic morons who rule over us, have also sold out peace loving nations the world over, nations who relied on us for the hope, and for a  peaceful and better world tomorrow  – its all been erased and no longer exists.

    Lead will fly – millions will die….nothing will be solved…..Blood-Death-Destruction-Madness – will follow like dominoes tumbling in sequential fashion  …gut wrenching…….. 

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_4HAW7OERGSC7VZM72V7IGDJ3B4 Sharmane

    If it weren’t for our U.S. Constitution our government would have already established a dictatorship and completely run roughshod over the citizens.  It is only this document, wisely set up by our founders, that has prevented this from happening thus far.  We have anti-American zealots who have already distorted and contorted the intent and meaning of this amazing document to suit their purposes and agenda.  They would love nothing more than to ditch it entirely so they can set up their utopian system that they perceive as better than our protections.  The wise Benjamin Franklin said of our form of government ” you have a Republic if you can keep it…”  We do not have a democracy nor do we have a dictatorship (yet) thanks to this gift to us from our founders. We only have to look to world history to see where rights and protections were not legally binding on a government to see where that leads for the citizens of a country – Hitler, Pol Pot, Stalin, Lenin and other murderous dictators come readily to mind.   Seidman is certainly no Benjamin Franklin or Thomas Jefferson and I for one do not want or need his and his ilk’s two cents opinion thank you.  If you do not like our Constitution and Bill of Rights please feel free to leave the country – and yes you are FREE to do that.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Rickey-Coley/100001430327425 Rickey Coley

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  • greywolfrs

    I hear what you are saying, but this professor has it wrong anyway. Our government is NOT following the Constitution and has not been following it for a very long time. If it were, the Federal Reserve would never have been put into place, the Patriot Act would never have come to be, as well as the NDAA, the War Powers Act would not be, no entitlement programs would be in place and even SSI and Medicare would never have been implimented. To say this government is following the Constitution is a lie. They have already thrown it out the window and are pretending to follow it to keep the masses in line.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_NR7WKWCD3O4HD3EWQOYMSHLZ4A what

    Another professor living in the Ivory Tower with no common sense left. They become radicals after spending that much time in their libraries with Hitler, Karl Marx, Lenin, Mao and all the other dictators. 

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_NR7WKWCD3O4HD3EWQOYMSHLZ4A what

    Are you kidding? Repremanded? Outrage?? He will probably get an award! That is what they teach nowadays in all universities. They are the people of the 60′s, now in power.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_NR7WKWCD3O4HD3EWQOYMSHLZ4A what

    WE really dont have a mainstream media any more. They are just an extention of the current regime, totally indoctrinated and paid for. The only one left, and I pray it will last, is FOX.

  • shattered

    The Jewish liberals want us to go straight from a Constitutional Republic to global totalitarianism. Global totalitarianism makes them feel safe for some unknown reason.

  • BentGhazi

    I fear we may be living in the prelude to the perfect storm.

  • BentGhazi

    And after all, 10,000 ignoramuses, (give or take a few million), can’t all be wrong…

  • Anonymous

    Who needs an ,,, …ing constitution, if we have 0bama and company.

  • Anonymous

    Most Bolshevics are jewish, many, if not all, communist leaders were jewish. Changed their names. Curious!