NYT op-ed Tramples on the Constitution

By Haxorjoe (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0) or GFDL (http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/fdl.html)], via Wikimedia Commons

An op-ed run in the New York Times by two Ivy League law professors calls for the U.S. Constitution, which it calls “famously undemocratic,” to be thrown out. It calls the Constitution “broken” and says it “stands in the way” of “real” freedom.

Breitbart reports:

The pair issued a call to “radically alter the basic rules of the game” by no longer requiring us to “justify our politics by the Constitution.”

A Friday New York Times essay, titled “The Constitution Is Broken and Should Not Be Reclaimed,” and penned by law professors Ryan D. Doerfler of Harvard and Samuel Moyn of Yale, claims when liberals “lose in the Supreme Court” they often blame justices for misreading the Constitution, yet in reality, “struggling over the Constitution has proved a dead end.”

“The real need is not to reclaim the Constitution, as many would have it, but instead to reclaim America from constitutionalism,” the authors assert, as they attack the “some centuries-old text.”

The essay also claims that constitutions, and “especially the broken one we have now,” direct us to the past, something that “aids the right” which tends to stick “with what it claims to be the original meaning of the past.”

“[E]ven when progressives concede that the Constitution is at the root of our situation, typically the call is for some new constitutionalism,” they contend.



Subscribe
Notify of
guest
5 Comments
Oldest
Newest Most Voted
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments
Mikey
Mikey
1 month ago

Typical leftist temper tantrum when they lose. Except an appallingly dangerous one.

Murph Meister
Murph Meister
1 month ago

So, when did these two Ivy League geniuses reach the conclusion that the Constitution was not democratic, yesterday? I reached that conclusion in 8th grade American history, 12 years before I went to law school. Besides, what’s so great about democracy? Thucydides excoriated Athenian democracy for nearly destroying Athens because they imprudently voted to take on Sparta and its allies during the Peloponnesian War. Democracy has had other failings since that time.

Is the Constitution an old document and could it stand a few revisions (term limits immediately comes to mind)? Certainly, but not because it is undemocratic.

Richard Hennessy
Richard Hennessy
1 month ago

How long has the NYT been anti-Constitution? I don’t remember when it wasn’t, but I’m only 79 years old.

Rick
Rick
1 month ago

the gay lady, NY Pravda has been Anti-American communist rag,…. all of my life and I’m only a couple years behind You. The last Great president we had was Eisenhower, The last Good Democrat was Kennedy

Rick
Rick
1 month ago

When are they going to quit reposting the new york Pravda ?,…. nobody cares what a couple communist leftists have to say !,…. we are and always have been a constitutional representative republic, all though of late we have been Deprived of representation by the DemoRAT communist party

By submitting this form, I hereby consent to TrumpTrainNews.com's Terms of Use and Privacy Policy, which permits TrumpTrainNews.com and its affiliates to contact me.