The New York Times- “To Hell With the Constitution”

H/t to Laurence Auster, a refreshingly honest statement of the elite’s true opinion about our system of government, from a constitutional law professor no less!

The rule has generally been they are supposed to at least be a little subtle about these things. They have always been pretty clear they will do what they want as they see fit, but have mostly used such polite euphemisms as “the living constitution” or more bare dodges like “critical legal theory”.

The prop comedian Gallagher had a bit about how sometimes you should just say something is dumb. Seidman has just come out and said the Constitution is dumb. The idea that it’s a document composed by rich white slave owners and thus is of no account is commonplace among leftists but law professors aren’t supposed to say this.

But at least a law professor has come out and said that we live under the arbitrary rule of law professors and judges, and that this rule should be even more arbitrary- whatever the good people think it should be.

Such open contempt for the law is a sign of a period of leftist ascendancy. Is today such a period? Mainstream conservatives probably don’t think so. They seem to think the Obama presidency is an embarrassing anomaly and the Tea Party will soon ride to the rescue.

I on the other hand think there are a lot of parallels with the 60’s. There was a very liberal president, but he was not liberal enough. There was a war that nobody knew how to end. The left had cultural initiative. The difference now is that instead of Nixon after Johnson, a slightly less liberal replacing a liberal, we have Obama replacing Bush, a strong liberal replacing a moderate liberal. For all the crisis in leftist institutions, their power is completely unchallenged.


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I like fast cars, fast women and southern-fried rock. I have an ongoing beef with George Orwell. I take my name from a character in Plato's "Republic" who was exasperated with the kind of turgid BS that passed for deep thought and political discourse in that time and place, just as I am today. The character, whose name means "fierce fighter" was based on a real person but nobody knows for sure what his actual political beliefs were. I take my pseudonym from a character in an Adam Sandler song who was a obnoxious jerk who pissed off everybody.
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7 Responses to The New York Times- “To Hell With the Constitution”

  1. PA says:

    Here is a procedural conundrum: the commissioning and enlistment oaths made by members of the US armed forces swear loyalty to the US Constitution.

    • Which is to say the arbtrary rule of law professors and federal judges. Seidman isn’t really saying get rid of the Constitution, as much as that we should just formally recognize this fact.

      • Ryu says:

        Yeah but they don’t take it seriously. It’s merely a ceremony. Being a soldier is about taking orders – forget honor, strength, discipline or whatever lie they tell themselves. When Delta Force was at Waco, they were operating on US soil and it wasn’t about the constitution.

        The military is loyal to the dollar, their benefits and their pensions. You give me the money, I’ll go out any hire men from any unit out there – SWAT, SEALs, Mossad. Call it private security, call it “consulting”, whatever.

  2. miss c says:


  3. Matt Strictland says:

    That a good thing in many ways. Its scary. yes but its far easier to fight a foe out in the open. In some respects that sucker just broke cover. Thats a “oh so now I get you” moment for a lot of fence sitters.

    For folks who’d like a New Constituion, a more explict one and maybe one with racial leanings, thats an invitation too. If they can belive it, so can I.

    As far as the US military, they can for the time being inclict a lot of hurt but like any US institution they are waning and as time goes on, they’ll get less capable. Even after these wars, one against a broken nation and another against one of the poorerst on the Earth, they have attrited a lot of capablity.

    It wil go progressivly (pun intended) harder for them to try a takeover or anything else if they are even so inclined.

  4. Brandon says:

    If you can see it, they are laying the foundation for their own destruction

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