Video: CBS Runs Segment Called ‘Let’s Give Up On The Constitution’

From Georgetown law professor Louis Michael Seidman:

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.


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  • oncedarkness

    Let’s take away your pension and make you pay back whatever you’ve received for malinforming who ever has had the unfortunate and distinct displeasure of hearing your mind expressed

  • Nina

    What an A$$. The two HUGE things right now that most people find important…whether Obama is a natural born citizen and gun rights. If Obama isn’t a NBC then he has no right to be president and that is huge for most of us. It’s a feeling of a person actually being entitled to that office and being one of this nation which is important. Gun rights…we have it as one of our Amendments and I guarantee you that many of us who have had home invasions and/or been assaulted will not give up our RIGHT to bear arms. Sometimes help is too long to wait for and I am speaking as one who wishes she had been able to protect herself.

    He has the right to feel the way he does but my Constitution gives me the rights I need and I cherish.

    • Brent

      Just a clarification Nina, The Constitution doesn’t give you anything, it protects your Natural Rights from the Government that he wants.

    • Robbie Wilsdorf

      I can relate. I was just released from the trauma unit with briusing to my liver after being attacked by someone that thought they were entitled to my wrist watch. The attack left me with a laceration to my liver and a very painful hospital stay. I may not have been injured so bad if I had a gun to protect myself with. Although I would probably end up like George Zimmerman and arrested for self defense. Got to love Florida!

    • Amen Nina, may God Bless you and yours. What has happened to the people in this country. Are they truly blind to what is happening to this great nation by those who would love to take away the protections that the Constitution of the Republic of the United States guaratees every citizen.

  • nelahw

    I listened to this and became sick to my stomach. This is propaganda and the ignorant people will buy anything that this Marxist press dishes out to them. What the people who wrote this Constitution two centuries ago lived through, we are , again , about to go through. Over taxation, government control of our right to defend ourselves, government intrusion into our homes (this century it’s electronic), loss of due process, and government control of the press. It makes no difference what century we live in, tyranny is still tyranny, and freedom is freedom. Nothing about that has changed. Our Bill of Rights is our ONLY protection from tyranny. I pray that WE THE PEOPLE will stand strong and do what ever is necessary to preserve our Constitution ….as written ……for our children and grandchildren. Pray for this Republic!!

    • Thank you nelahw for standing up for the Constitutional Republic of the United States. I am praying for this wonderful nation of the Republic of the United States of America also. May God help us from the ignorant, liberal, socialist, anarchists that want to destroy the very good protections that our founding fathers established when they established this country. Tyranny is tyranny and we are being faced with tyranny from within our own federal government.

  • Liberty

    Does this hack not know the first people they execute in a totalitarian regime, one without a Constituion, are the so called academics like him. Our universities have turned into Marxist incubators by design and this guy is a prime example of the sold out tool for a pension and A piece of paper with PHD ( piled high and deep) on it.

  • dranalog

    And this traitor is a law professor. He doesn’t seem to understand the amendment process. Save us from these so called ‘intellectuals’, most of them are dumber than treestumps.

    • thomacx

      He’s at Georgetown, what do you expect?

      • dranalog

        Which is why my wife, who is a Georgetown graduate, will not contribute to the University. She graduated when Georgetown still educated students almost 50 years ago.

  • cmdorsey

    Saw a clip on Fox News of HITLERY and USURPING DEMON from 60 minute interview. I can’t look at them. I can’t listen to their voices. They are demons from hell. She looked like a big pink elephant with thick glasses and so we get her in 2016? The Clinton Regime has never left the WH. Let’s try a little test. Let’s give Hitlery and Usurp’O each a gun & tell them to pull the trigger to find out what’s in it.

    • David in MA

      Watch & Listen: Know the enemy.

  • Everything that “professor” Louis Michael Seidman would like to do away with are the very things that are most important. The founders a good reason for requiring that ONLY “Natural Born” citizens can run for and be elected president, and those reasons are just as valid today, just as their reason for including the second amendment are just as valid today. My advice to Seidman and the rest of the leftists is keep your filthy hands OFF of our Constitution, and to you “professor” Louis Michael Seidman, why don’t you go get yourself a REAL job instead of brainwashing our young people.

  • RLM357

    Somebody get a Rope! Preferably a large calibre one. This is what our Chikldren are being taught? No Way Jose’.

  • Barry_Suxx

    OKAY Folks,, It’s Time to Boycott CBS and EVERY single company who runs commercials on CBS. Then Flood these companies with Hate Mail from “The Moral Majority of Constitutional Patriots”. PISS ON THESE COMMIE PUKES!

  • Bruce Feher

    Let CBS set the example by giving up their right to free speech and freedom of the press!

  • 1_Eddie_1

    What a prophyllactic.

  • Jeff

    I will discourage any young person from attending Georetown Universtiy until they fire idiots like this.

  • David in MA

    Has CBS committed treason?

    • COTom

      Maybe sedicios would be appripo?

  • vietnamvet1971

    Oblammer is WORSE than any prior president to Hate the Constitution and his Liberal Manure Spreading propaganda machines are backing him all the way.

  • Brent

    It’s people like Lou that are destroying this nation from within. He is in a position to teach future Lawyers, Judges,and possibly Politicians, about the Constitution and he has no idea of what the Constitution is. Thanks to CBS for giving this moron as well as many others a forum in which to spew his stupidity.

    • Ginger

      And he is teaching just what he wants them to learn…the first step to communism is the kids…brainwash and indoctrinate and they will betray their own families.

  • Obama is N OT a natural born citizen and thus should never have been president. The GOP (Stupid Party) looked the other way as patriots fought the battles in court to have him tossed

  • skip

    I don’t know about you but I’m mad as hell watching obama and his minions destroy our country while the Congress and obama controled media go along,these people are all TRAITORS!!!! We are in BIG trouble,freedom isn’t free and it’s about to get VERY expensive,Lock and Load!

  • A true American

    CBS and this idiot are communist pigs. We should all stop watching CBS and watch it fail, this would tell all the other liberal pigs to back off.

  • Robbie Wilsdorf

    That video made me sick to my stomach. We are living in very troubled times, and I for one am very scared.

  • A true American

    Tjis is the kind of garbage teaching in our schools, it must be stopped.

  • JMerklin

    Let’s give up on CBS and all the other radical liberal news media. If it comes to civil war, let’s take them out so they can’t broadcast anymore.

  • Ginger

    Aha, here it is folks…the first salvo to dissolve the Constitution…just what obama said in his first run….fundamentally change America…no one can any longer doubt what his agenda is…and he wants to be the first and only dictator of Amerika. The propaganda arm of the administration will have blood on it’s hands …guess they would rather print and say what they are told than do actually reporting and be real journalists. Wonder what they think the benefit to them will be in the long run.?

  • Sure—yeah. That is about the most incompetent comment in this year of 2013. People, you wouldn’t be just giving up the term Constitution. You would be giving up ALL of your rights as a free American. When you give up your freedoms you are no longer safe from dictator control. You would work where and when the ruling autocratic dictator directs you, You would live where they demanded. Private ownership would be a idea as everything would be publicly owned and distributed. It would truly be a fascist government. Dear God protect us from such stupidity.

  • Kathy Adubato

    This Video shows exactly why our country is so polarized–This is what the Academic ELETE are teaching our youth—If our Presidents do not like part of the Constitution–IGNORE it–Do they teach why these parts of the constitution were enacted (To PREVENT DICTATORSHIPS–and Persons with FOREIGN ALLIGENCES from Not acting in the BEST INTEREST OF AMERICA) and that we DO have a process to AMEND the Constitution for ANY ISSUE Important enough for Two Thirds of the States to RADIFY it–Thus giving the MINORITY a Voice and a PROTECTION AGAINST a Majority or MOB rule—We ARE NOT a DEMOCRACY—We are a REPRESENTATIVE REPUBLIC–Very different from a democracy in the fact that in our country, the MINORITY has power too—-The POLITICAL AND ACADEMIC CLASS would like NOTHING more than to RULE over us using Governmental control and TAXES as Weapons——-Just Sayin’—–

  • CincinnatiRIck

    Give up the Constitution and, as Frankin warned us, we have failed to keep the Republic. A republic is inefficient, with numerous power centers, a cumbersome government. But there is no other that can be relied upon to protect liberty and individual freedom.

  • Bob

    I have an even better idea. Let’s impeach Nobama, & honor & protect the CONSTITUTION! Of the two, which do YOU favor?

  • I’ve got a better idea, let’s not listen to FOOLS liker this ignorant “professor.”

  • chancellor

    Obama is not my president. He is a squatter in the white house.
    Wll the gutless Congress intiate the impeachment process?
    or have they sold their soul to the devil?

    • azcherokee52

      All Oslimebag is ,,,is a resident in “AMERICAS” new WHOREHOUSE

  • wlllbjr5

    “TRAITOR!” and THE “TRAITORS MEDIA”—— “SHEER SEVERE TOTAL STUPID LUNACY!”

  • james

    Beware of people with dual citizenship, or pro Israeli beliefs. Where do you think the NWO is going to be run from? Jerusalem, thats where. Thats why they need to disarm us. How else are they going to enslave us. Just read the tulmed. The distgusting garbage it saids about Jesus, christains and how us goyem are no better than animals, that need to be led, and slaughtered.The masonic zionists control the money, media and all your elected congressman and senaters, except for a few. Should we dare call it treason? I think so. Send them all to hell. Guilty as charged. By the neck to the last breadth.

    • azcherokee52

      YES SIR,, James,,, Bush`s ,Clintons, Oslimebag& MOOshell,Kissinger`s,Rothchilds,Rockefellers, Queen of England, Queen of the Netherlands,Bilderbergers, Illuminatti,My GOD!!! How many others are before & after them????????

  • james

    Spoken like a true communist. Hooked nosed zionist pig bastard.

  • Harold

    CBS: What do these letters mean. Communist Baloney Special!

  • Stealth

    ANOTHER Socialist/Communist LIBERAL piece of crap….

  • azcherokee52

    professor????,,,professor of “WHAT”??? ANTI-AMERICAN ways??? professor of TREASON???,,,professor of “TYRANNY?????”

  • Don Merriam

    He’s full of crap. It’s not about “people who are long dead and gone”. It’s about the fact that the Founders understood human nature which does NOT change. Shakespeare, for example, is still popular because 400 years after he wrote his plays, people are still jealous, greedy, petty, evil, dishonest, conniving, generous, benevolent, and loving. The Founders understood that sooner or later, we’d see the likes of Richard Nixon and Barack Obama. Times may and will change, but human nature doesn’t. The same sort of people who screwed over and sold Christ down the road to the Romans 2000 years ago will still do the same to us today. That’s why the Constitution can never be as Bill Clinton once said, “an antiquated document”.

  • 2nd admendment vs evil govt

    arrest this communist pig for hate speech. tail gunner joe mccarthy could see these communists burrowing into the usa like a bunch of termites. now that obummunist is in the white house they are coming out of the wood work with this saul alinski style of in your face thought control. I would like to see more action to push these types into the sea……would like to see donald trump buy the new york times and fire every socialist/commie on that propagander sheet, heck we should all send trump 5 bucks to “get er done”!

  • TapDogsDad

    A call to arms?