DEMS HAVE ‘CON­TEMPT’ FOR CON­STI­TU­TION

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Some have taken no­tice that Donna Brazile — a Demo­cratic strate­gist and a vice-chair at the Demo­cratic Na­tional Com­mit­tee — re­cently tweeted: “We need a new con­sti­tu­tion: Here’s how we save Amer­i­can democ­racy from char­la­tans, loud­mouths and the 1 per­cent.” Pow­er­line.com colum­nist Paul Miren­goff points out that Demo­cratic un­easy pho­bias about the Con­sti­tu­tion have been around for decades.

“Democrats have viewed the Con­sti­tu­tion as an anachro­nis­tic bar­rier to their agenda since the days of Woodrow Wilson who, be­fore en­ter­ing pol­i­tics, con­sis­tently ar­gued as much. Th­ese days, though, their con­tempt for our found­ing doc­u­ment is be­com­ing in­creas­ingly man­i­fest,” he points out. “Why? For two rea­sons. First, the more rad­i­cal the Demo­cratic agenda, the greater the need to push back against the Con­sti­tu­tion. To­day’s agenda is more rad­i­cal than it has ever been in my lifetime. Sec­ond, be­cause pub­lic re­gard for the Con­sti­tu­tion prob­a­bly isn’t what it once was, thanks to the way Amer­i­can His­tory is taught, Democrats can be more open about how they view the found­ing doc­u­ment.”

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