Ezra Klein: the Constitution is Impossible to Understand Because its Over 100 Years Old
Make sure you watch that again to get what hes arguing here. Hes not saying that he can't understand it because its over 100 years old. Hes saying that nobody can understand it because its over 100 years old.
But lets cut Ezra some slack. I mean just look at the first amendment. It's confusing as hell:
Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.
"Congress shall make no law". What in the world could that mean?
UPDATE: A huge shout out to alwaysonoffense who brought this brilliant display to light. If you're on twitter you should follow him!
By the way, in case it isn't clear, the reason these two liberals want people to believe the constitution is impossible to decipher is because they despise the constitution. Liberals want the government to have limitless power and that is in direct contrast with what the founders designed the constitution to do. Of course the constitution allows for its own amendment but liberal policies simply aren't popular enough to garner constitutional amendments thus simply ignoring the constitution is the next best step.
Plus who cares about rule of law when it comes down to it? We've got a liberal utopia to build!