"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.
Consider, for example, the assertion by the Senate minority leader last week that the House could not take up a plan by Senate Democrats to extend tax cuts on households making $250,000 or less because the Constitution requires that revenue measures originate in the lower chamber. Why should anyone care? Why should a lame-duck House, 27 members of which were defeated for re-election, have a stranglehold on our economy? Why does a grotesquely malapportioned Senate get to decide the nation’s fate?
Our obsession with the Constitution has saddled us with a dysfunctional political system, kept us from debating the merits of divisive issues and inflamed our public discourse. Instead of arguing about what is to be done, we argue about what James Madison might have wanted done 225 years ago.
As someone who has taught constitutional law for almost 40 years, I am ashamed it took me so long to see how bizarre all this is." - LOUIS MICHAEL SEIDMANh/t Lonely Conservative
The author teaches constitutional law at Georgetown University. Just think of the influence he's having over the "skulls full of mush" in his classroom.ReplyDelete
It's people like him tearing apart our Constitution that's the problem. It's people he elects that teach our children 2 + 2 = 5 that's the problem. IT'S A SPENDING PROBLEM, and not a revenue problem.ReplyDelete
The absurdity in all of this is we are asking the people who F***ed it up to fix it!
Someone should attach that communist POS onto a rail and ship him to a country that does things the way he likes them done.ReplyDelete