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An Appeal for Dictatorship Comes Out of the Closet at the New York  Times

True  to form, the New York Times saw out 2012 by publishing another apology  for dictatorship. In his op-ed, Louis Michael Seidman — Professor  of Constitutional Law at Georgetown University – argues that the Constitution should be  abandoned.  The suggestion is so preposterous that it is tempting to  dismiss the article altogether, but to do so would be to miss some very  revealing implications.  The article is not so much a suggestion of  constitutional reform as an open call for dictatorship.

Seidman  begins by blaming the current governmental crisis, incredibly, on “obedience to  the Constitution,” which he describes as containing “archaic, idiosyncratic and  downright evil provisions.”  He does, however, lament that when some wise  government official reaches a decision on what will benefit the country, he is  likely to be stymied by this document.  Seidman expresses doubt about the  rationality of letting our wise official be dissuaded by the views of “a group  of white propertied men who have been dead for two centuries, knew nothing of  our present situation, acted illegally under existing law and thought it was  fine to own slaves.”  Continue Reading


About thecommonconstitutionalist

Brent is not a scholar. He’s not an author or speaker (yet). He hasn’t published a book nor does he write articles for magazines (yet). He has no advanced literary degree or pedigree (never will). He is just an American who writes and shares what interests him. He cares about the salvation of this country and a return to its Constitutional roots. He believes in God, country and family.
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