OpEd: The death of the American Constitution

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BY TEAM DML / MAY 20, 2020 /

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As the most reliable and balanced news aggregation service on the internet, DML News App offers the following opinion editorial written by contributor Grady Means and published by TheHill.com:

During the past couple of weeks, Americans have seen unprecedented authoritarian behavior on the part of many governors and local government leaders, and the chilling possibility that the Obama White House intentionally weaponized the National Security Agency, FBI, CIA, IRS and other federal agencies to attack domestic political opponents. At the same time, the government and the tech community have made huge strides in expanding the surveillance state, often termed fascism. The concepts of democracy, personal privacy and property rights are rapidly becoming quaint concepts from a bygone era.

Many Americans and legal scholars have been screaming that all of this is unconstitutional and plainly illegal. Regrettably, what they all have missed is that, for the past 50 years, America has had a covert “Constitutional Convention” under way, which has dismissed much of the Bill of Rights and radically restructured American rules of governance and the criminal justice system. We have become a Nation of Men (and Women), rather than the Constitution’s Nation of Laws. When President Obama repeatedly referenced the “living Constitution,” he really meant the dead U.S. Constitution.

The article goes on to state the following:

In his book, “The Age of Entitlement,” Christopher Caldwell makes clear that the period since 1964, what I’ve called the “Constitutional Convention,” began with the civil rights laws and expanded welfare programs of the 1960s. Those programs were designed to right historical American wrongs to African Americans and create huge social justice programs that have cost trillions of dollars to bring tens of millions of Americans out of poverty and into the mainstream of American life. But they also unleashed a constitutional virus that wreaked havoc across America for 50 years.

The author adds, “By creating loosely defined views of “fairness,” “equality” and “human rights,” they opened a Pandora’s box. The emergence of identity politics has fragmented America, creating new “rights,” grievances and demands for endless “communities” in the country.”

“It has built stronger alliances among “identity” segments, rather than unifying the country as a whole, made identity rights paramount and made the rights of American citizens, as a whole, secondary,” he warns.

Means said this “New Constitution” has results in a whole new set of “rights” which ultimately means no rights for anyone.

The fight over Justice Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation actually had nothing to do with sexual abuse, and everything to do with this “New Constitution,” as the left wants to flood the court system with activist judges, he wrote.

The author also warned, “African Americans are among the prominent losers under the New Constitution. For example, conferring a wide swath of “rights” and benefits on illegal immigrants, who are, in fact, illegally here, takes away the hard-earned jobs and rights of all Americans, but especially African Americans.”

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