I totally agree with this guy, but I'm surprised at how many mainstream outlets are airing his sacrilege.
Professor: Take our country back, from the Constitution
I'd embed the video, but I can't seem to do it from that source.
Read the comments section. It is the very worst that online comments have to offer. The people commenting are going rabid. I particularly like how often they call him an idiot, but not one of them puts forward so much as a grain of intellectual substance. Rather, they just call for a fatwā against him. It is the finest example of unknowing people who think they know something.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.
As I've said before, too much of America has decided that James Madison is its Mohammad and the constitution is the Koran.