Friday, December 31, 2010

Legacy Media's Standards Sink Lower: Case of Ezra Klein

 Contrairimairi sent me this video.  Ezra Klein, a guy who works as a reporter for the Washington Post, apparently thought that the Constitution was written over a hundred years ago when it was written over 200 years ago.  The thing that gets me isn't that Ezra Klein is ignorant or that the Washington Post hires ignorant reporters, but rather that anyone bothers to watch a television program on which ignoramuses like Klein appear.

Klein not only lacks basic historical knowledge.  His claim that the Constitution is not binding might come as a surprise to his friends at the American Civil Liberties Union, and, for that matter, Barack Obama, who derives the authority for his criminal administration from that tattered document.  If Mr. Klein and his Progressive comrades think that the central state is going to continue to be taken seriously, perhaps they might consider looking to the Constitution for the few shreds of remaining legitimacy that the sorry-ass government thugs in Washington can claim.


Anonymous said...

Two questions:
1)How do you know that the video is not spliced?
2) should the 14th Amendement be scrapped?

Mitchell Langbert said...

1. I do not know whether the video was spliced. I am not a forensics expert. How do I know that anything is spliced? How do I know that the copy of the New York Times being sold in the Boiceville supermarket is not a plant by a CIA agent? I don't know. I really don't.

2. I don't think the 14th Amendment should be scrapped in isolation. I do think it was a mistake, although its intentions were good. It was part of the Reconstruction effort to protect the freed slaves. The problem was that it gave authority to the monstrous federal government over the states.

Rather than scrap the 14th Amendment the entire Constitution should be reformulated:

(1) to strengthen states' rights
(2) to eliminate the Supreme Court's power to determine the constitutionality of laws and the implicit power to legislate that it has illegally arrogated (that right should be retained by the separate state governments)
(3) to eliminate the federal government's power to tax (repeal the 16th amendment)
(4) to eliminate all constitutional restrictions on the states' authority, including the 14th Amendment's
(5) to end the federal government's power to create a central bank
(6) to permit the states to create their own monetary policies and regulatory authorities
(7) to eliminate all federal authority over economic activity that does not involve crossing of state borders

I probably left out a few things, but you get the idea.