Sometimes America’s socialists and liberals let down their guard and admit to beliefs that are totally unacceptable to ninety percent of Americans. Here liberal blogger Ezra Klein on MSNBC comments on the plan by Republicans to start the 112th Congress with a reading of the United States Constitution. He states liberals’ dream which they are trying to achieve by appointing corrupt judges: the Constitution “has no binding power on anything.” Klein also say that the Constitution is “confusing” because it “was written more than 100 years ago.”
The United States Constitution is indeed the oldest written constitution in use by any nation in the world. For the Left this is a bad thing because it doesn’t allow the federal government to take on more and more arbitrary powers. They have been subverting the Constitution by expanding some parts to bizarre extremes (e.g. the Interstate Commerce Clause) and ignoring others (e.g. the Tenth Amendment).
The Constitution is still in in force because it has allowed us the establish and maintain the freest country in the world for over 200 years. It has survived difficult times such as the Civil War and we have been able to amend it to eliminate compromises necessary at the time it passed that were contrary to the spirit of America the most serious of which was slavery. No other country in the world has been able to rely on a written set of principles for so long. Instead most places in the world have experienced revolutions and constant rewriting of their constitutions. The country I was born in had an absolute monarchy 200 years ago and has experienced revolution, invasion by foreign powers, two world wars, civil war and two constitutional republics since then.
We have a unique opportunity to reverse the decline of Constitutional rule and a return to a more constraint federal government that is more effective in its legitimate functions and leaves everything else to the states and the people to decide.