Progressives do not believe in the rule of law. They want what the rule of what-seems-right-at-the-moment. Makes sense when you consider the influence of John Dewey on academia for the last hundred years:
Dewey’s philosophy was called instrumentalism (related to pragmatism).
Instrumentalism believes that truth is an instrument used by human beings to solve their problems.
Since problems change, then so must truth.
Since problems change, truth changes, and therefore there can be no eternal reality.
Comment by Freddie Sykes — January 27, 2013 @ 4:50 pm
a test of one’s commitment to our foundational document and, so, to America itself.
So, what’s wrong with that? Sounds like a good thing to me.
I can’t believe a ‘scholar’ can miss the whole concept of guarding against the fickleness of rule by mobacracy, cult figure or king, and the dangers that will arise from allowing that. We have thousands of years of recorded human history full of misery to testify to that.
Comment by dick, not quite dead white guy — January 27, 2013 @ 4:56 pm
Since Plessy v. Ferguson or, at the latest, Wickard v. Filburn, there hasn’t been much of a constitution.
Words mean what the Supreme Court decides they mean.
Comment by staghounds — January 27, 2013 @ 4:57 pm
This professor fits to the tee the profile of all those in this country that need to be put on a cruise ship and deported to whatever “utopia” they wish. Get the EFF out of my country. If you can’t live by the law of the land or have the gumption to try and amend that law of the land, then get the sam hell out.
You know, if our country would have had the balls to actually execute traitors, we’d be in a much better situation these days, but “progressives” had their fingers in the pie 2 centuries ago, and conservatives were too “let’s compromise” to see what was actually happening.
Comment by Caged Insanity — January 27, 2013 @ 5:01 pm
Even with the pre-warning of that other article [Nudge Balloon] this actually made my jaw drop.
Nice to know I still got that in me…
Comment by Claire: rebellious pink pig with car keys - and a *cause* — January 27, 2013 @ 7:08 pm
off topic: Anyone else find it highly suspicious that the news media is already starting to hype the 2016 elections?
Comment by Caged Insanity — January 27, 2013 @ 8:29 pm
Nothing to be suspicious about. They aren’t hiding anything. We’re getting the ‘Bitch” shoved down our throats already. Don’t you know she’s the best Sec.State there ever was. Her service to this country is unprecedented she loves it so much. sniff sniff
Comment by geezerette — January 27, 2013 @ 9:18 pm
And what Holger said.
Comment by dick, not quite dead white guy — January 27, 2013 @ 10:07 pm
I take particular umbrage to this fellow’s use of the word “We”.
It ain’t “We”, douchebag. It’s “you and your ilk”, versus “Us”
Comment by DougM (Progophobe) — January 28, 2013 @ 6:34 pm
So now let’s explore that idea further. If the Constitution is defunct because it was written by white guys who are dead, then shouldn’t communism be discarded for the same reason? I vote all religion be abandoned because their prophets are looooooooong gone. No rules unless they are fresh off the press and the ink is still wet!
The Constitution is irrelevant because it was written by people who “aren’t us”? Well, I sure as hell am not anything like Obama – he is utterly alien, and I don’t subscribe to his beliefs. Therefore, since they don’t represent “me”, any bill he signs into law is irrelevant.