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Ezra Klein Exposes Himself on MSNBC. by The Elephant's Child

Ezra Klein seems to be a young man who blogs for the Washington Post.  He was interviewed on MSNBC. and questioned about the Republican plan to have the Constitution read at the beginning of the 112th Congress. They asked Klein because he is apparently a “wonk” and the Constitution is about “wonkery.” The Constitution, Klein says ” has no binding power on anything.”  And besides that it’s old.  It was written more than 100 years ago (more than twice that) so it’s too hard for modern people to understand.

Well, there you go.  The Progressive view exposed.  All that other old hard stuff like Shakespeare, Chaucer, Aristotle is too hard. Modern man goes for 2,700 page bills that nobody understands, but the Constitution is too hard?

Iowahawk, the funniest man on the internet, was pleased to take on Ezra Klein. He thanks Mr. Klein for his interest in the Washington Post’s Young Pundit Essay Contest.  Don’t miss it.


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My fourteen-year-old daughter just studied the Constitution. With just a little help she understood it fine. What’s wrong with Mr. Klein?


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Hi RG,

What’s wrong is his brain is addled by “progressivism”. The Constitution exists to limit the power of government; but so-called “progressives” exist to increase and centralize the power of government. As Obama himself bemoaned in a radio interview, they HATE that the Constitution limits them, they HATE that the Constitution doesn’t mandate socialism, they hate that it in face does not allow socialism:

…as radical as I think people try to characterize the Warren Court, it wasn’t that radical. It didn’t break free from the essential constraints that were placed by the Founding Fathers in the Constitution, at least as its been interpreted and Warren Court interpreted in the same way, that generally the Constitution is a charter of negative liberties. Says what the states can’t do to you. Says what the federal government can’t do to you, but it doesn’t say what the federal government or state government must do on your behalf

so “progressives” are always at loggerheads with our founding document; it is entirely antithetical to their world view. They make up for it in several ways: an amazing number hold the Constitution in outright contempt, others are simply deluded and believe it says all sorts of things it doesn’t say, while others are actively trying to change it, through radical judicial fiat by twisting and bastardizing the clear and concise language of that document to mean things it was never even remotely intended to mean.

Ezra is showing both his contempt and his determination to change the meaning of our founding contract.


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