jonrappoport.wordpress.com / By Jon Rappoport / January 3, 2013
re: NY Times op-ed, “Let’s Give Up on the Constitution,” December 30, by Louis Michael Seidman
It doesn’t surprise me that the NY Times has decided the Constitution is merely a reference document now. The paper’s loyal readership, what’s left of it, lives huddled on the upper east side of New York, behind their hundred-million-dollar front doors, where wealth must be protected through any and all means.
The Constitution might impede that. Much better to have a central government that knows what its business and obligations really are: guarding the fortunes of the rich.
The Times editorial, of course, doesn’t say that. It merely leaves the founding document to wave in the breeze, its every pronouncement up for grabs.
The editorial is a test run to gauge the reaction.
Cutting the ropes that tether the Constitution to the government and the people isn’t a call for new energized dialogue on our common foundations. Things don’t work that way. Instead, what you get is naked fascism; the stronger force wins all arguments.