The Constitution And Broad First Amendment Freedoms Are Obsolete, Say Left-Leaning Judges And Constitutional Law Professors

CEIThis should surprise no one. From the Competitive Enterprise Institute:

The progressive Georgetown University constitutional law professor Louis Michael Seidman argued Monday in The New York Times that we should just ignore the Constitution and its limits, since it led to the “fiscal cliff” (a combination of painful tax increases and long-overdue spending cuts that would have cut the federal budget deficit in half). “As the nation teeters at the edge of fiscal chaos, observers are reaching the conclusion that the American system of government is broken. But almost no one blames the culprit: our insistence on obedience to the Constitution, with all its archaic, idiosyncratic and downright evil provisions,” Seidman wrote in an op-ed entitled, “Let’s Give Up on the Constitution.” Congress and the President averted the so-called “fiscal cliff” by extending the Bush tax cuts for all but high-income households, and delaying for two months the automatic budget cuts that it contained. Many economists view this “cure” for the fiscal cliff as being worse than the disease.

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