Monday, February 18, 2013

The U.S. Constitution is filled with “archaic, idiosyncratic and downright evil provisions,” and we must “extricat[e] ourselves from constitutional bondage”

So argues Louis Michael Seidman, tasked with teaching constitutional law at the Georgetown University Law Center .
Hmmm..... Mr. Seidman. You may be right. I mean, why should we be burdened with rules and laws that were written by old men hundreds of years ago that have little understanding of the problems we face today. In fact, why should we be burdened with laws created by an old man a few thousand years ago .
What laws?
Why the Ten Commandments.  If we chuck the Constitution based on what Mr. Siedman says, we should chuck the Ten Commandments, too. Think about it. Any true blue Progressive who say we have different problems than societies have had in the past, can see that the Ten Commandments are archaic and have little place in our society today.
I mean, what’s this about not converting they neighbors goods.  If someone has more than me then that’s not fair.
If I want to have an abortion any time at any week, that’s good by me.
And what’s this about there being only one God. The God of the Bible. Phooey.  Gaia is my god and environmentalism is my religion. And let’s not even discuss the graven image thing. Let’s not go there.
And if I want to take the Lord’s name in vain, how can I be a successful standup comic?
And if I want to shop on Sunday, the stores better damn be open.
Thou shall not commit adultery. Yeah that’s a good one. What century are you living in? Don’t restrict my promiscuity.
If I want to bad mouth someone – hey – that’s free speech - even if it’s a lie.
And as far as stealing goes – don’t do it. It’s the government’s job to re-distribute the wealth.
So you see, if the Constitution is an archaic and irrelevant document, why do we need the Ten Commandments?
Just asking.


Pastorius said...

Sounds like we already jettisoned the Ten Commandments, WC.

WC said...

That's my point. We live in sad times.

Pastorius said...

We have become completely untethered.

Pastorius said...

Have you not heard of that madman who lit a lantern in the bright morning
ran to the market place, and cried incessantly:
"I seek God! I seek God!"
As many of those who did not believe in God
were standing around just then,
he provoked much laughter.
Has he got lost? asked one.
Did he lose his way like a child? asked another.
Or is he hiding?
Is he afraid of us? Has he gone on a voyage? emigrated?
Thus they yelled and laughed.

The madman jumped into their midst and pierced them with his eyes.
"Whither is God?" he cried; "I will tell you.
We have killed him—-you and I.
All of us are his murderers.
But how did we do this?
How could we drink up the sea?
Who gave us the sponge to wipe away the entire horizon?
What were we doing when we unchained this earth from its sun?
Whither is it moving now? Whither are we moving?
Away from all suns?
Are we not plunging continually?
Backward, sideward, forward, in all directions?
Is there still any up or down?
Are we not straying, as through an infinite nothing?
Do we not feel the breath of empty space?
Has it not become colder? Is not night continually closing in on us?
Do we not need to light lanterns in the morning?
Do we hear nothing as yet of the noise of the gravediggers
who are burying God?
Do we smell nothing as yet of the divine decomposition?
Gods, too, decompose.
God is dead.
God remains dead.
And we have killed him.

"How shall we comfort ourselves, the murderers of all murderers?
What was holiest and mightiest of all that the world has yet owned has bled
to death under our knives: who will wipe this blood off us?
What water is there for us to clean ourselves?
What festivals of atonement, what sacred gamesshall we have to invent?
Is not the greatness of this deed too great for us?
Must we ourselves not become gods simply to appear worthy of it?
There has never been a greater deed; and whoever is born after us -
For the sake of this deed he will belong to a higher history than all
history hitherto."

Here the madman fell silent and looked again at his listeners;
and they, too, were silent and stared at him in astonishment.
At last he threw his lantern on the ground,
and it broke into pieces and went out.
"I have come too early," he said then; "my time is not yet.
This tremendous event is still on its way, still wandering;
it has not yet reached the ears of men.
Lightning and thunder require time;
the light of the stars requires time;
deeds, though done, still require time to be seen and heard.
This deed is still more distant from them than most distant stars -
and yet they have done it themselves.

It has been related further that on the same day
the madman forced his way into several churches
and there struck up his requiem aeternam deo.
Led out and called to account, he is said always to have replied nothing
"What after all are these churches now
if they are not the tombs and sepulchers of God

Epaminondas said...

Given the frequency of these assaults at this time, the disparate sources of this assault, the KIND of assault being made, it is clear we DO HAVE a sizable minority, OF BOLSHEVIK INTENSITY who wish for an entirely OTHER KIND OF LAND.
This minority, clearly centered in a self aggrandizing, self laudatory and self awarding academia, convinced others are ignorant, MUST HAVE concluded that THIS is the time to make such an assault.

It is easy to see why.

Pastorius said...


Always On Watch said...

Amerika has arrived.

WC said...

True - EPA. Now that Obama is reelected, the extremists take it as a blanket permission, egged on by the MSM and other crazies in our society, to show their true colors. When the s**t hits the fan, I hope those who have been blinded by the lies finally see the wolf no longer hiding behind false rhetoric and rise up against the monster. We can only hope.

WC said...

The barbarians are no longer AT the gate - they're THROUGH it!