Monday, December 31, 2012

The Government Needs Lebensraum

If you saw this in a dystopian alternative history novel, you'd chalk the author up as some kind of survivalist, right-wing crackpot. Instead, it's in the New York Times.
AS the nation teeters at the edge of fiscal chaos, observers are reaching the conclusion that the American system of government is broken. But almost no one blames the culprit: our insistence on obedience to the Constitution, with all its archaic, idiosyncratic and downright evil provisions.
The rest details how the Constitution is restricting the growth and freedom of the government and how, if we only did away with it, fascism paradise could be ours.

A Reichstag fire wouldn't hurt, either.

1 comment:

GW said...

The Georgetown law profs penultimate argument is that making the Constitution a mere starting point for discussion, rather than a stricture on the limits of government power, would somehow better serve "democracy." It is the single most insane argument I have ever seen in the NYT. What he is arguing for is a totalitarian state with judges able to freely impose their will on any policy issue.