“Let’s Give Up On The Constitution”

By Breeanne Howe

As if we didn’t have enough examples of leftist media bias, CBS’ Charles Osgood may have delivered the final blow.

Speaking on CBS News Sunday Morning, Osgood posed the question, “Is the U.S. Constitution truly worthy of the reverence in which most Americans hold it?”  For the answer to his ridiculous query, Osgood turned to Louis Michael Seidman, Constitutional Law Professor at Georgetown University.  Said Seidman:

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…

This is our country. We live in it, and we have a right to the kind of country we want. We would not allow the French or the United Nations to rule us, and neither should we allow people who died over two centuries ago and knew nothing of our country as it exists today.  If we are to take back our own country, we have to start making decisions for ourselves, and stop deferring to an ancient and outdated document.

Being the unbiased journalist that he is, Osgood followed up Seidman’s outrageous remarks with, well, nothing.  He presented no differing opinion, leaving the viewers to assume that CBS takes no issue with the idea of doing away with the U.S. Constitution.  Whether or not they actually hold any reverence for our founding document, it is clear that Seidman’s commentary worked to CBS’ advantage in helping President Obama skirt the Constitution on gun control.

While we can expect liberal ideas spewing forth from the likes of CBS, it is Seidman’s opinion that gives us pause.  One would expect a constitutional law professor to know that the Constitution allows for amendments should the country decide it needs “updating.”   It is no surprise that campus professors continue their tradition of indoctrinating the country’s youth with Democrat talking points, but they generally attempt to hide the fact for fear of losing their jobs.  Is it the blatant disregard for journalistic integrity that has emboldened teachers like Constitutional Law Professor Seidman to come right out and declare his disdain for the Constitution?  If public education teachers behave like Seidman going forward, how long will the public be forced to pay for our students to endure their classes?  Unfortunately, it appears the bias of today’s professors will continue to be on public display, the taxpayers will continue to fund it and the media will continue to lead the way.  If Osgood was honest, he would have replied to Seidman’s idea of giving up on the Constitution by stating what is clearly the fact: They already have.