he American Constitution is an outdated, malfunctioning piece of junk — and it's only getting worse.
When written, the Constitution made a morally hideous compromise with slavery that took a war and 750,000 lives to make right. And while its basic structure sort of worked for awhile in the 20th century, the Constitution is now falling prey to the same defects that has toppled every other similar governing document the world over.
The truth seems clear: America is going to have to overhaul its basic structure of government, or eventually it will fall to pieces.
The major problem with America's Constitution is that it creates a system in which elections generally do not produce functioning governments, and there is no mechanism to break the deadlock (like calling snap elections). Most of the time, control of the House, Senate, and presidency is split between the two parties in some way. Bipartisan compromises to keep government functioning used to be common, but are near-impossible anymore due to extreme party polarization. So as Michael Kinnucan points out, during divided government "there is de facto no legislative body."Ever since the election and inauguration of Hillary Clinton (oh, yeah, that didn't happen), the liberals have been liberals have been in a deep dark depression. It's bad enough that they want to looks for scandals everywhere, while ignoring clear felonies on their side, but now they openly state that they want to re-do the Constitution.
Kevin Hayward, at Poerline thanks them for simply coming out and saying it.
We should be grateful to Ryan Cooper for acknowledging so forthrightly in The Week what has been obvious to conservatives for a long, long time—liberals really really hate the Constitution, because limited government is an impediment to their endless dreams of ruling over us more completely and fixing every human problem:Mr. Cooper's odious piece is interesting reading, if only to see the mind of liberalism unhinged. Mr. Cooper's biggest problem is not the Constitution itself, but the hundreds of thousands of people like me, who have sworn an oath to "preserve, protect, and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign add domestic".
I don't know that I have ever been relieved of the responsibilities of that oath.