I went and read it at the New York Times page, just to see if there were comments following. That is not a feature. Not going to follow it on Twitter or Facebook, though. I was curious to see how many people would comment in support of what the douchebag wrote.
What is wrong with our government isn’t the Constitution. It’s undisciplined, unprincipled people like Seidman who fail to grasp that contracts actually mean something, and that ignoring them has repercussions. What does the asshole want? Anarchy? At least that would put him out of a job.
The USSR constitution, under which Stalin ruled (and as Party Secretary helped write) was a very pretty thing with lots of guarantees of freedom and other things we might approve: it’s just that it was only paper. At least ours is parchment, right?
Our constitution is much different. It has the second amendment in the Bill of Rights. It’s the fail safe clause and those seeking power are wetting their pants knowing it’s there and the citizens are preparing.
The problem is that the government is breaking the contract by operating outside the bounds placed on it by the Constitution. Seidman is not only 180° out of phase, he is inside out, upside down and a pseudo intellectual asshole to boot.
Comment by dick, not quite dead white guy — December 31, 2012 @ 4:29 pm
What Jess said.
Comment by Old Reliable — December 31, 2012 @ 5:04 pm
“support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic”.
That’s what I swore to do. Seidman seems to fall into the latter camp, as would any elected politician who followed this advice.
Comment by Fred Jameson — December 31, 2012 @ 7:24 pm
So let me see… the politicians, who are elected to their positions under the rules of the Constitution, and who swear an oath of office to uphold it, are not really bound by it?
Leftist logic at its most lucid.
Comment by Steve Skubinna — December 31, 2012 @ 11:39 pm
In 1975, I swore an oath to Protect and Defend said Constitution, from all enemies, foreign and domestic.