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.”

Glenn Beck: Why MLK's pledge of NONVIOLENCE is the key to saving America

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Listen to the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s pledge of nonviolence and really let it sink in: "Remember always that the nonviolent movement seeks justice and reconciliation — not victory."

On the radio program, Glenn Beck shared King's "ten commandments" of nonviolence and the meaning behind the powerful words you may never have noticed before.

"People will say nonviolent resistance is a method of cowards. It is not. It takes more courage to stand there when people are threatening you," Glenn said. "You're not necessarily the one who is going to win. You may lose. But you are standing up with courage for the ideas that you espouse. And the minute you engage in the kind of activity that the other side is engaging in, you discredit the movement. You discredit everything we believe in."

Take MLK's words to heart, America. We must stand with courage, nonviolently, with love for all, and strive for peace and rule of law, not "winning."

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Conservatives are between a rock and a hard place with Section 230 and Big Tech censorship. We don't want more government regulation, but have we moved beyond the ability of Section 230 reforms to rein in Big Tech's rising power?

Rachel Bovard, Conservative Partnership Institute's senior director of policy, joined the Glenn Beck radio program to give her thoughts and propose a possibly bipartisan alternative: enforcing our existing antitrust laws.

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Dan Bongino, host of The Dan Bongino Show, is an investor in Parler — the social media platform that actually believes in free speech. Parler was attacked by Big Tech — namely Amazon, Apple, and Google — earlier this week, but Bongino says the company isn't giving up without a fight. In fact, he says, he's willing to go bankrupt over this one.

Dan joined Glenn Beck on the radio program to detail what he calls a "smear" campaign behind the scenes, and how he believes we can move forward from Big Tech's control.

"You have no idea how bad this was behind the scenes," Dan told Glenn. "I know you're probably thinking ... well, how much worse can the attack on Parler have gotten than three trillion-dollar companies — Amazon, Apple, and Google — all seemingly coordinated to remove your business from the face of the Earth? Well, behind the scenes, it's even worse. I mean, there are smear campaigns, pressure campaigns ... lawyers, bankers, everyone, to get this company ... wiped from the face of the earth. It's incredible."

Dan emphasized that he would not give up without a fight, because what's he's really fighting for is the right to free speech for all Americans, regardless of their political opinions, without fear of being banned, blacklisted, or losing jobs and businesses.

"I will go bankrupt. I will go absolutely destitute before I let this go," he said. "I have had some very scary moments in my life and they put horse blinders on me. I know what matters now. It's not money. It's not houses. It's none of that crap. It's this: the ability to exist in a free country, where you can express your ideas freely."

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Joe Biden's administration is getting ready for something historic, but we're all being distracted. And now that Biden has hired at least 14 former or current executives from Big Tech — experts at colluding to censor unflattering news about Biden — Americans must be laser-focused on what's coming.

On January 20, the most corrupt president in American history will be inaugurated, and it looks like some of his cabinet choices were picked specifically so everything just – poof – goes away. The administration nominees appear to be all about preserving corruption, crony capitalism, and executing a Great Reset. Those same people also have one more thing in common: Ukraine.

On his Wednesday night special this week, Glenn exposes their radical agenda in their own words and gives U.S. senators the questions they must ask before confirming corrupt nominees to some of the highest offices in the country.


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