NYT Op-Ed Calls For Tossing Constitution

A pair of Ivy League professors used the New York Times as a platform to call for throwing out the Constitution. In their words, it is “broken,” “famously undemocratic,” and deserves to be left on the curb.

To believe leftist rhetoric is to believe that there are no overarching canons, rules, or belief systems to go by. The Constitution is simply something to be discarded when it gets in the way of the pursuit of an ideally radical society.

Professors Ryan D. Doerfler of Harvard and Samuel Moyn of Yale penned “The Constitution is Broken and Should Not Be Reclaimed.” Calling it “some centuries-old text,” the duo asserted the need to save America from the perils of constitutionalism.

They further declared that liberals react wrongly when they lose a case in the Supreme Court. The left, they said, inevitably bellows that it’s time to “reclaim the Constitution.”

That, in the minds of these esteemed legal scholars, is incorrect.

The Constitution aids the right wing in their argument by directing the country’s legal system to the past. The pair lament that, despite half a century of trying to “reclaim” the document, leftists have precious little to show for it.

So, if the game is not going your way, the choice according to the two professors is to throw out the rulebook and start over.

Doerfler and Moyn make a simple if rather absurd argument. When making the case for abortion or labor rights, it would be preferable if liberals could simply ignore the constitution and settle the arguments on their own merits. Meaning without guidelines and limitations.

One of their primary suggestions is to form several new states, presumably with liberal majorities. By doing this, the country could amend the Constitution freely and rid itself of the shackles of concepts such as checks and balances and separation of powers.

This may be a good way to choose a pizza, but it’s hardly one that has led to a relatively stable democracy for over two centuries. Not to mention laid the framework for every subsequent constitution around the globe worth mentioning.