I’ve got a simple idea: Let’s give up on the Constitution. I know, it sounds radical, but it’s really not. Constitutional disobedience is as American as apple pie. For example, most of our greatest Presidents — Jefferson, Lincoln, Wilson, and both Roosevelts — had doubts about the Constitution, and many of them disobeyed it when it got in their way.
To be clear, I don’t think we should give up on everything in the Constitution. The Constitution has many important and inspiring provisions, but we should obey these because they are important and inspiring, not because a bunch of people who are now long-dead favored them two centuries ago. Unfortunately, the Constitution also contains some provisions that are not so inspiring. For example, one allows a presidential candidate who is rejected by a majority of the American people to assume office. Suppose that Barack Obama really wasn’t a natural-born citizen. So what? Constitutional obedience has a pernicious impact on our political culture. Take the recent debate about gun control. None of my friends can believe it, but I happen to be skeptical of most forms of gun control. I understand, though, that’s not everyone’s view, and I’m eager to talk with people who disagree.”
Our Founding Fathers wrote the Constitution with people like Professor Seidman in mind, and Barack Obama, or whatever his real name is. Not only is it our right to retain the Constitution, but it is our duty to protect and uphold it as steadfastly as we possibly can. You see, there are a number of people who would love to see us give in, and give up the Constitution. Because if you can’t disarm the public, you can at least disarm the security system. And I don’t know about you, but I wouldn’t let anyone in my front door who is not welcome.
It’s time to stand up, speak out, and hold tight to our United States Constitution. Our Founding Fathers were able to foresee this as a possibility. E Pluribus Unum – Out of many, one. We, the people. The people of the United States. Without the our U.S. Constitution we will be many people, scattered, without a country.