NYT: Americans should “give up” on the Constitution

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.”

Presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) may say he's all about advocating for the common good, but during his more than 30 years in "public service," the socialist senator has been more adept at promoting his own bottom line.

Investigative journalist and best-selling author, Peter Schweizer, joined Glenn Beck in the studio Friday to discuss his new book, "Profiles in Corruption: Abuse of Power by America's Political Elite," and to break downs how Sanders has become the very model of the corrupt socialist leader who becomes wealthy at the expense of the citizens they are elected to serve.

"It's a major problem for Bernie Sanders," Schweizer said. "He's turned socialism into a profession that has generated a lot of money to his family."

"Isn't that what always happens?" Glenn asked. "I mean, everybody in charge of a socialist country, they walk away with billions, in some cases, and the people are left starving."

"Yes, that's exactly right," agreed Schweizer. "It is a racket for Bernie Sanders. And the sort of austere image that he presents —kind of the John the Baptist of the progressive movement — it's simply not true."

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By now you've probably heard all about former Vice President Joe Biden's alleged corruption in Ukraine with his son, Hunter, and the Ukrainian energy company, Burisma. But as it turns out, the Biden family's dubious dealings weren't limited to Ukraine, but extended to China as well.

In this clip, Glenn Beck explains Hunter Biden's four primary "problems" in China, including partnering with criminals, working with Chinese companies accused of stealing and spying on the U.S. military, as well as some very sketchy investments.

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Bill O'Reilly joined the "Glenn Beck Radio Program" on Friday for his weekly take on the 2020 presidential race.

O'Reilly emphasized what a dangerous candidate socialist Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) really is, and how the media is working to mislead voters by depicting other Democratic candidates, such as former South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg, as "moderate."

"The Democratic Party has been hijacked -- and this is no breaking news -- by the progressive left. Which is now being enabled by the national media," said O'Reilly.

"Bernie Sanders is a dangerous man. In any sane time, media time, that would be clear to everybody. But it's not," he added. "It's like, 'Oh, there's uncle Bernie and he just wants to give stuff away. What a great guy.' [He's] not a great guy, all right? He's a totalitarian. He'll take your freedom, in every area, away. Every area. There isn't one area, that Bernie Sanders wouldn't intrude upon, in your personal freedom. Yet, that's not reported. You don't know it unless you pay attention. It's all a bunch of dishonest blather that has obliterated the so-called moderate Democrat. And there are millions of those people. They don't know what to do because they have no voice in the media."

Glenn pointed out that the media has been "trying to make Pete Buttigieg into a moderate" ever since his strong showing in the Iowa caucuses last week.

"So, Pete Buttigieg: Harvard grad. Rhodes Scholar. Brilliant man, he is brilliant. Great speaker. Almost as good as Beck and I. Not quite, but almost," O'Reilly said. "He's only 38, all right? So, the guy goes out and runs for president after being the mayor of South Bend, Indiana, for eight years, and almost destroying that city. The city is in chaos, yet he's re-elected with 80% of the vote the second time. That's what a good BS'er Pete Buttigieg is.

The two went on to break down Buttegieg's radical policy plans on immigration, abortion, gun control, and more.

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On the radio program Thursday, Glenn Beck and his chief researcher, Jason Buttrill, have uncovered new evidence that suggests the coronavirus death toll numbers coming from China are grossly inaccurate.

After vetting several deep-fake videos circulating on social media, Jason unearthed shocking whistleblower-videos released by citizens of the communist state that show entire warehouses filled with body bags, along with other atrocities.

Jason and Glenn break down the real numbers and discuss the possibilities of the outbreak coming to America. Watch the video below for more details:

Don't miss next Wednesday's TV special on the coronavirus in its new time slot at 9PM ET.

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