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Cass Sunstein: How Most Conservatives View the Constitution

I actually learned of this video this morning listening to the Glenn Beck radio show.  Glenn Beck has often referred to Cass Sunstein as the most dangerous man in America.  I’m can’t really speak to that but I can tell you that the below video provides a classic example of how progressives view our Constitution and Mr. Sunstein’s opinion of the conservative judge viewpoint.

Some conservative legal thinkers like Justice Scalia and Justice Thomas think that the constitution means what it originally meant“…ummm is there any other way to see it?  Well actually there is another way to see it; it’s called the progressive way.  With the progressive way you will view the Constitution as a living and breathing document that is open to all kinds of interpretation.  They can change it as often as the wind blows and as they see fit.  And this man is an “Ivy” school graduate.  That was money well spent.  He views legal thinkers like Justice Scalia and Justice Thomas as radicals who want to go back in their little time machines and interpret the Constitution based on original intent.  Isn’t that what the founders envisioned?

The founders were not a collection of useful idiots that you see in today’s progressive movement.  They were enlightened visionaries who knew times would change.  This is why they crafted the amendment process to change the Constitution.  You see for those that believe the Constitution is an outdated document that cannot keep up with the fast pace of the 21st century, I believe they are completely missing the mark in their assessment.  The founders created a system of checks and balances in the Constitution to hedge against the natural tendencies of humans to gravitate towards tyranny.  Yes it set up our system of government, but the really remarkable thing about it was it addressed these human tendencies and that is what makes it a timeless document.

So don’t for one minute buy into Cass Sunstein’s crap.  Just because he has a Harvard degree hanging on his wall doesn’t mean he is all knowing.  He’s just another useful idiot spouting off garbage and spreading misinformation on matters that he has very little understanding.

Liberty forever, freedom for all!

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  • Randy-g September 28, 2010 at 4:30 AM

    It is what it is, and says what it says. It has worked for two hundred and however many years for a reason. God inspired, man written.

  • Steve Dennis September 28, 2010 at 5:38 AM

    You are right on! The founders understood that times change and that is why they set up a procedure for changing the Constitution, but liberals don't think that process moves fast enough so they try to circumvent the constitutional process by appointing judges that will vote to change it.
    The fact that there are people in our government who feel that justices who believe the costitution says what it means are radicals is frightening.

  • Trestin September 28, 2010 at 12:30 PM

    Some of the biggest idiots I have encountered had advanced degrees.

  • USAWatchmen September 28, 2010 at 3:19 PM

    I also learned of this listening to Glenn Beck's morning radio show.

    "Some conservative legal thinkers like Justice Scalia and Justice Thomas think that the constitution means what it originally meant"…

    I'm actually gald that some of the Liberal idiots are saying this stuff out in the open now.

  • John Carey September 28, 2010 at 4:28 PM

    I 100 percent agree Randy…it is what it is! It is a remarkable document and I'm personally tired of it being treated like a door mat!

  • John Carey September 28, 2010 at 4:32 PM

    It is very scary Steve. The founders never envisioned judges having the powers that they currently have. This game plan that the left and the progressives have been playing for years has set it up so that the Constitution can be changed without going through the amendment process via interpretation…scary indeed.

  • John Carey September 28, 2010 at 4:33 PM

    I find them to be narrow minded, seeing only what they want to see Trestin.

  • John Carey September 28, 2010 at 4:35 PM

    I am too USA. Now Americans can actually see where they stand and we can actually have a debate on it. A debate that they will always lose. No more hiding in the shadows.

  • Right Hand Man September 28, 2010 at 7:19 PM

    John,

    You're missing the point. We're to interpret the Constitution IN SPITE of those who sacrificed so much to write it.

  • John Carey September 28, 2010 at 7:45 PM

    It dishonors their sacrifice Right. I choose the founders over the likes of Cass Sunstein and his gang of progressives all day and every day.

  • Matt September 28, 2010 at 9:17 PM

    This is a perfect example of leftist thinking. Of course the Constitution means what it actually says. However, for those that believe in the all powerful state, it is an obstacle to be first discredited, and then discarded.

  • John Carey September 28, 2010 at 9:24 PM

    It's absolutely a perfect example of leftist thinking Matt! These progressives have always seen the Constitution as barrier in achieving their goals.

  • Teresa September 29, 2010 at 8:48 PM

    Matt's correct. The Left sees the Constitution as an obstacle. Progressives wish that the Constitution would vanish so that they can fulfill all of their big government desires.

    Thank goodness our Founding Fathers were wise men and wrote a very well crafted Constitution.

  • John Carey September 29, 2010 at 11:08 PM

    Thanks for the comments Teresa. Matt is correct. The progressives view the Constitution as obstacle and they will do whatever is necessary to work around it. It truly is a sad thing.