A refreshing editorial by a progressive law professor for 40 years, Louis Seidman, who has come out of the closet. Liberals only pretend loyalty to our founding documents. Modern progressives consider the US Constitution but a hindrance to their Deity: unlimited Government.
Prof Seidman states what liberals really believe!
"Our obsession with the Constitution has saddled us with a dysfunctional political system, kept us from debating the merits of divisive issues and inflamed our public discourse. Instead of arguing about what is to be done, we argue about what James Madison might have wanted done 225 years ago. "
"As someone who has taught constitutional law for almost 40 years, I am ashamed it took me so long to see how bizarre all this is."
"This is not to say that we should disobey all constitutional commands. Freedom of speech and religion, equal protection of the laws and protections against governmental deprivation of life, liberty or property are important, whether or not they are in the Constitution. We should continue to follow those requirements out of respect, not obligation"...
[Respect? LOL...Without the Constitution's idea that our rights come from Nature and God, not Government, the 'constitutional commands' would last about a week , in the hands of zealots with no restraints on their greed for power.]
"The Supreme Court could stop pretending that its decisions protecting same-sex intimacy or limiting affirmative action were rooted in constitutional text".
[Yes, progressive judges have long given up on the real Constitution, bizarrely pretending the Constitution of limited government gives judges unlimited power to impose their own views]
"....perhaps the dream of a country ruled by "We the people" is impossibly utopian.... we ought to try extricating ourselves from constitutional bondage so that we can give real freedom a chance"
[Give up our "bondage" of self reliance , to give the "real freedom" of unlimited Government a chance...this is the intellectual foundation of modern progressives...]