I don’t typically agree with Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. about anything, but I was struck by comments he made during a March 2021 podcast entitled “Truth.”
Recounting an experience he’d had at a recent political rally in Berlin, Kennedy said, “I was shaking hands and I wasn’t wearing a mask. Nobody was. There were a million people there and no one was wearing a mask. An NBC crew came up and said, ‘Aren’t you scared of getting the coronavirus?’ I said, ‘There’s something I’m more fearful of.’ They asked, ‘Like what?’ ‘Like losing my constitutional rights.'”
He continued, “The American Revolution took place because you had people who were willing to die for the Constitution. Not lose their rights. The Constitution was not written for easy times or popular speech. … It was built for emergencies and to protect the speech that was unpopular, that was dissenting government policies. … For hundreds of years, our government protected that right religiously. You get to say things that offend other people.”
As you can easily imagine, my recent article, “The Greatest Threat to America is the Democratic Party,” ruffled more than a few liberal feathers.
One comment stood out in particular: “That’s some serious cognitive dissonance you have there. I for one am ready for a new constitution. One that actually protects individuals and their freedoms. Which apparently is no longer a conservative value.”
This reader’s casual call for a new constitution is hardly surprising. There’s a growing belief among liberals that the Constitution, arguably one of the finest documents ever created, is obsolete and should be rewritten to accommodate modern times. One of the most notable proponents of this position is former President Barack Obama.
During his 2012 reelection campaign, Forbes writer Paul Roderick Gregory unearthed comments Obama had made in a 2001 interview with a Chicago public radio station. Far from trying to hide his redistributionist roots, the then-state senator took aim at the Constitution. He said, “We still suffer from not having a constitution that guarantees its citizens economic rights.”
He viewed the Constitution as “a charter of negative liberties,” which “says what the states can’t do to you, 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.”
According to Gregory, Obama considered the Constitution to be a “flawed document” from which we must “break free.” He advocated instead for a “living” Constitution.
(Note: All recordings and transcripts of this interview appear to have vanished from the internet.)
Because the prospect of shredding the Constitution that has served America so well for over two centuries and adopting a new one would be a Herculean effort, Democrats have chosen to simply ignore it as much as possible.
Although they are inconveniently reminded of its existence from time to time, this strategy has generally worked for them.
Over the past 18 months, the Biden administration has slowly tried to strip us of our constitutional rights.
Examples include their assault on free speech. Conservative free speech has been labeled as “disinformation” and censored. President Joe Biden has informed us several times that our Second Amendment rights are not absolute. We’ve witnessed numerous Jan. 6 protestors be deprived of due process under the law. And we watched as many Americans were forced to choose between taking an experimental vaccine or losing their jobs.
Additionally, this administration has targeted the Electoral College and has tried to federalize elections.
Constitutional? I don’t think so.
The Supreme Court’s reversal of Roe v. Wade has sent liberals into a meltdown. Far from banning abortion in the U.S., it simply returns regulation of abortion to the states.
Party leaders, who vehemently oppose the decision, have demanded everything from stacking the court to abolishing it entirely. Some have called for the impeachment of the conversative justices, claiming they “lied” during their confirmation hearings.
Speaking to the press in Madrid on Thursday, Biden sharply denounced the decision, calling it “outrageous” and “destabilizing.” He told reporters: “We have to change that decision by codifying Roe v. Wade. … And the way to do that is to make sure that Congress votes to do that. And if the filibuster gets in the way — it’s like voting rights — it should be we provide an exception for this — the exce — the — require an exception to the filibuster for this action to deal with the Supreme Court decision.”
Biden is determined to nullify the ruling of the highest court in the land by whatever means necessary because he disagrees with it. Fortunately, Democratic Sens. Joe Manchin of West Virginia and Kyrsten Sinema of Arizona, whose votes would be essential to carving out an exception to the filibuster, have reiterated their opposition to doing so.
The Democrats have wildly abused their power. Fortunately, the inviolable limitations built into the Constitution have prevented the party from passing their entire radical agenda, one which would guarantee single-party rule in the U.S. for years to come.
The Constitution is the only thing standing between our freedom, tenuous as it feels at the moment, and tyranny.
And, until the Constitution is nullified and replaced, it remains the law of the land.
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