Continuing the theme of journalists who just don’t get it and/or always have their head two feet deep in the sand … we’ve got a Washington Post columnist who thinks the United States Constitution is just too damn hard to understand since it was written so long ago. This guy is pathetic.
Poor baby. Can’t you figure out a few pages of text? The founding documents are so short in length many people carry around pocket editions! My copy includes the Declaration of Independence, Articles of Confederation, the Bill of Rights and a bunch of other reference documentation and is smaller than my iPhone for goodness sakes.
Not so much with the 2,000-plus page health care legislation.
Breitbart.tv brings us this gem from MSNBC.
Come now Ezra Klein, economic and domestic columnist and blogger for the Post and master of … well … nothing. Your argument is that the Constitution is too hard to understand so we should just ignore it? When people actually start reading this founding document and figure out it is being blatantly ignored by leadership, Klein does what any good socialist blogger would do – inform his readers the document is irrelevant and not worthy of our time.
Klein argues the founders could not comprehend what the United States would look like or need hundreds of years from now, so the document itself is now pretty much worthless.
My friends on the right don’t like to hear this, but the Constitution is not a clear document. Written more than 200 years ago, when America had 13 states and very different problems, it rarely speaks directly to the questions we ask it.
Oh yes it does Mr. Klein.
With any issue Klein can bring forward to me, I can guaranty the United States Constitution covers the subject in a way Klein and all of the socialist, liberal, progressive and “no labels” elites refuse to even consider.
We are the United States of America. The individual states – not the federal government – are the core and foundation of this great country. Contrary to Klein’s understanding, the United States Constitution greatly limits the reach of the federal government and specifically leaves almost all government powers in the hands of the states.
Actually, Klein probably knows that already, and since he is clearly a fan of a huge “we’ll-take-care-of-you” type of federal government, his response to TEA Party supporters who are reading – and understanding – the document is to attack the United States Constitution and deem it unworthy.
Alinsky tactics used to target the United States Constitution itself?
The United States Constitution clearly defines what the federal government can do, and by extension it clearly tells us what the executive, legislative, and judicial branches of the federal government can not do … everything else. Many argue that declaration was enough, but the founders felt the need to reinforce the point in 1791 with the Bill of Rights, just four years after the introduction of the Constitution itself. One Amendment in particular, should be the start of the TEA Party revolution.
Amendment 10: The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.
Got that Klein? You want a government supported and regulated health care system? The individual states have to do it. Is that all too hard to understand?
Sister Toldjah picked this story up this afternoon too. Dave in Texas at Ace notes … It’s old man. Doug Powers at Michelle Malkin’s place … An effective argument, provided he’s lobbying to get a White House nomination for the next SCOTUS opening.
Larry O’Connor at Big Journalism asks Klein … what part are you having difficulty with?
AP at Hot Air is trying to give Klein a little slack. Uh, no AP … this IS the problem … THE disease.