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Who Needs the Constitution Anyway?

January 10, 2011
Daniel Greenfield

From all the outrage over congress opening with a reading of the Constitution, you would have thought that the Republican party was proposing to outlaw green labels on household products, put up a fence made entirely of snarling dogs across the Mexican border, and haul Obama off to Gitmo. Even an upcoming attempt to repeal the Obama Care monstrosity, hasn’t generated nearly as much outrage as a reading of the United States Constitution.

The reading has been attacked on many contradictory grounds. It’s been attacked for wasting money by taking time out to read the Constitution and attacked for not reading repealed amendments. Congressional Republicans have been lambasted for using the reading to imply that the Democrats don’t care about the Constitution… and for worshiping the Constitution which is just an old document written “over a hundred years ago” by dead white men to be reinterpreted by Wise Latinas today. There is no intellectual consistency in the media left’s line of attack. And it could be dismissed as another case of the droopy wing of the Democratic party breaking into that old Groucho Marx number from ‘Horsefeathers’, “Whatever it is, I’m against it.” But the story is a little more complicated than that.

The Democratic party has a natural sore spot for anyone who questions their patriotism. Which is only natural, because their patriotism has been watered down more than the drinks at the sleaziest bar in town. The liberal claim that they love the Constitution, but disdain the military, falls apart every time they get into power, and suddenly they decide that the Bill of Rights only applies to Muslim terrorists, but does not in any way, shape or form restrain them from compelling the American people to do anything that the snake pit of lobbyists and leftist agitators think is a good idea. The bizarre situation where foreign terrorists are assigned more rights than American citizens arises naturally from the mindset of tyrants. Applying the Constitution to terrorists is non-threatening. Because terrorists generally don’t vote. But to apply it to ordinary Americans would be a recognition that Obama, Pelosi and their ilk are not the masters of the people, but their sworn servants.

And now… the rest of the story. …..

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