Monday, September 17, 2018

Constitution Day: The New Left Progressives Boycott

While the rest of us celebrate September 17 as Constitution Day the New Left Progressives (NLP) have cancelled it due to lack of interest. The NLP views the Constitution, as Barack Hussein Obama explained back in 2001, as a “a charter of negative liberties. It says what the states can't do to you. Says what the federal government can't do to you but doesn't say what the federal government or state government must do on your behalf.” 

What Barry was advocating at the time, and again 7 years later when he ran for president, was a “fundamental transformation” of the Constitution to a document more in keeping with the vision he and his minions had for America. This transformed version of the document revered as mankind’s last, best hope would focus not on the constraints of government but rather on what government can do for you, assuming I suppose that you can’t or shouldn’t have to do for yourself. It would include things like healthcare, food, iPhones, public transportation (instead of, not in addition to private), non-fossil fuel free energy for all, reparations…you know, all the things that would ensure your dependence on government rather than your liberty.

The NLP’s drastic step of cancelling Constitution Day came about due to their frustration at the failure of their unusual tactics to achieve the desired outcomes. For example, the public education brain washing has yet to bring about the elimination of the right of individuals to own guns, despite their best efforts:

constitution dayFrom page 102, U.S. History: Preparing for the Advanced Placement Exam textbook

Note how the tweeking of the original 2nd Amendment wording – from “A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed” to “The people have a right to keep and bear arms in a state militia” – converts the 2nd Amendment right to bear arms to a more nuanced negative liberty of NOT having that right.

The text’s explanation of the First Amendment is equally “nuanced” - “Congress shall make no laws that infringe a citizens right to freedom of religion, speech, press, assembly and petition. Congress may not favor one religion over another (separation of church and state). Taking it upon themselves to educate the children that freedom to practice whatever religion you choose is the same as taking references to God out of everything from the classroom to the court house. And rest assured, the Electoral College, as established in the Constitution, is currently under assault in the classroom and elsewhere as an “anachronistic” holdover that is no longer necessary in our enlightened age of electronic communications.

And don’t even get them started on the lack of diversity in the actual writing and ratifying the Constitution: they were all old white men! Disgraceful. So I’m sure you can see why the Progs will be boycotting the celebration of the document that established the last best hope for humanity.