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    The US, in its own decline, is showing this same self-destructive tendency. The worse things get, the greater the inclination of the citizenry to say, “Carry on, everything’s fine.”

Guest Post: On New York Times Op Ed: "Let’s Give Up on the Constitution"

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Via Michael Krieger of Liberty Blitzkrieg blog,

This New York Times Op Ed by Louis Michael Seidman, a constitutional law professor at Georgetown University, is one of the most absurd and dangerous articles I have read in a very long time. This guy’s incredible conclusion is that it is the Constitution of the United States itself that is causing all that ails the nation at this time.  Not once did I read about the Federal Reserve, or the “war on terror,” or the banker bailouts, or the complete destruction of the rule of law in recent years.  Nope, none of that.  Instead, this scholar’s conclusion is that the founding document, which created the fertile breeding ground for freedom and free markets and led to tens of millions of people to flee to from all corners of the globe, is the problem.

I suppose someone failed to remind Mr. Seidman that the oath of office for the military and those that hold political office continues to be:

I do solemnly swear that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic.

As I have said for years, a key part of the macro agenda of the corrupt elite has been and continues to be the destruction of the U.S. Constitution.  While the Bill of Rights is already being dismantled behind the scenes, Mr. Seidman is part of the effort to “sell this”to the sheeple  as I noted in my article: Here We Go…Slate Magazine Bashes the First Amendment.  I expect more of this type of propaganda going forward.

From 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.


This is not to say that we should disobey all constitutional commands. Freedom of speech and religion, equal protection of the laws and protections against governmental deprivation of life, liberty or property are important, whether or not they are in the Constitution. We should continue to follow those requirements out of respect, not obligation.

The above paragraph is important for two reasons.  First, he picks and chooses what part of the Constitution he agrees with and then says those things are good and should remain.  More disturbingly, he then says we should defend freedom based on “respect not obligation.”  This is insane.  The reason the Bill of Rights exists is to enshrine the protection of civil rights under the law so that an authoritarian government cannot trample them.  Do you really expect government to protect civil rights out of “respect” if they are not obligated to by law?  Not a chance.  Then he concludes with:

But before abandoning our heritage of self-government, we ought to try extricating ourselves from constitutional bondage so that we can give real freedom a chance.

Full Op Ed here.

Please pass this on to every freedom loving American you know.

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Thu, 01/03/2013 - 11:52 | 3118728 ironsky
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I'll miss 2 meals and have a cold night about 2 years after it all goes haywire. After that I'm sure I'll just give up.

Thu, 01/03/2013 - 12:41 | 3118908 Slim
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"Out of every ONE HUNDRED men, TEN should not be here, EIGHTY are nothing but targets,
NINE are the real fighters, and we are lucky to have them, for they the battle make. Ah, but the ONE, ONE of them is a WARRIOR, and he will bring the others back."

It has always been thus. Nevertheless, bring everything you have and your very best, because you are going to get mine. 


Thu, 01/03/2013 - 14:14 | 3119268 ZeroHour
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Thu, 01/03/2013 - 14:15 | 3119282 ZeroHour
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"drop huge percussion bombs night and day denying sleep...without firing a single offensive shot."


What do you consider those?  Defensive strikes?

Thu, 01/03/2013 - 08:27 | 3118120 Marge N Call
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I have a Street Sweeper. Mine's old but works fine. You gotta get one of these:


Lots of military slugs and just got a new Ruger 45, 5.5 barrel. Good guns and not too $$$$.

I wonder how many people realize that ordinary folk like us WILL ACTUALLY use these weapons against our government?

Thu, 01/03/2013 - 08:32 | 3118128 overmedicatedun...
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margen, I will not use it against OUR government, but only against traitors using the gov as cover. guys like the one who wrote this trash in the NYT.

Thu, 01/03/2013 - 01:33 | 3117794 CompassionateFascist
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Just another kosher Stalinist on the Soros payroll, and published in the Jew York Times. The fact that the bankster-oligarchs and their mouthpieces are co-incidentally pounding down PMs and demanding that we disarm ourselves suggests that PonziCollapse is very close now. The doomed grow desperate.  

Thu, 01/03/2013 - 02:45 | 3117879 The Heart
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Jew York Times?

Just one of the many evil tentacles of this evil beast.

Every real concerned patented Soul should be ticked off that they are and have been used to implement this grand Utopia for the gains of a few that would kill off the entire hive/herd/lodge/club/fraternity/country/etc in the land in the final days after using so many to do so much dirty work. Who paid the armies of mercenaries that are training right now to go yard-farming across America after the well planned collapse? More and more we see the telling horrors described in the Protocols coming closer to true every day.

“GENTILE masonry blindly serves as a screen for us and our objects, but the plan of action of our force, even its very abiding-place, remains for the whole people an unknown mystery.” (The Protocols of the Learned Elders of Zion, 4:2)


What does "unknown mystery" mean? Hummmmmm....

One of the most revealing documents ever to be astonished by is here. It has to be taken a little bit at a time to research. Do they own the JeW YorK TimeS too?

Thanks for your good and strong input CF.


Thu, 01/03/2013 - 08:08 | 3118100 Mr. Hudson
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The “Protocols” is one of the most shocking documents I've ever read. It seems that nothing can stop the agenda that was laid out by these men. Everything that was prophesied has come true. That is pretty disturbing.


Thu, 01/03/2013 - 10:22 | 3118390 SamAdams
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The Protocols, while being an accurate description of control, is not necessarily a Jewish only plot.  Note that the Protocols are proposed to be dated 1905 while Dialogue Between Montesquieu and Machiavelli is dated 1864.  If this be true, then Protocols are plagarized M&M.  There was also the "Banker's Manifesto" which is basically plagarized Protocols.

My point is that the methods for controlling empires are not new in the last two centuries and neither are these exclusively Jewish.  It is tempting to accept the Protocols as absolute truth escpecially when they match so well actual conditions.  But please, research some of the other things I have discussed and bring your education to a greater depth.

The current exploit known as the USA is controlled by both Gentiles and Jews although Jews seem to be more visible at seats of corruption. 

Thu, 01/03/2013 - 12:43 | 3118916 Grinder74
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I grow tired of the constant stream of anti-Semitic rants here about those evil Jewish bankers.  I wish people would realize that there's "Jewish" and then there's Jewish.  The "evil Jew" bankers may claim some Jewish heritage, or even attend synagogue, but they are not truly following the heart of YHWH or the commandments.

Thu, 01/03/2013 - 13:32 | 3119087 Mr. Hudson
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According to Brother Nathanael (who is Jewish), "The Dialogue Between Montesquieu and Machiavelli" was "plagiarized" from the “Rothschild’s Blueprint” for world domination. The blueprint was created in 1763, and The Protocols reads the same as Rothschild’s blueprint. “The Dialogue” was a satire based on the Rothschild’s blueprint.

Thu, 01/03/2013 - 09:48 | 3118273 Anasteus
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Impressive music...

Thu, 01/03/2013 - 00:57 | 3117737 Bawneee Fwank
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"the government is about to unleash the best fighters in the world, ... , upon itself, because they aim to trample on our liberties."

Thu, 01/03/2013 - 07:30 | 3118068 ArkansasAngie
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Thank God I know some who take their oath to the constitution and not Washington seriously.

Fri, 01/04/2013 - 02:08 | 3121223 mkkby
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The best fighters in the world couldn't police Baghdad.  They know damn well they couldn't reach beyond that.  I find statements like this childishly silly.

Thu, 01/03/2013 - 07:36 | 3118074 smlbizman
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maybe we should set up local chapters of the hed ge.....maybe its time....that should set off the woop-t-doo alarms

Thu, 01/03/2013 - 00:01 | 3117609 NoDebt
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Yeah, a part of me is almost glad this kind of talk is on display for all the see.  This is how brazen they are.  Know your enemy.

When we lost education to maniacs like this we lost everything else along with it.  An opinion I have not felt the need to share of ZH until now, but this one calls for it.



Thu, 01/03/2013 - 00:44 | 3117710 Cabreado
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"Fucking treason."

No, just an enabler, and part of the problem.

Treason is to be found in the obvious places; hence the diversion.

Thu, 01/03/2013 - 00:55 | 3117730 palmereldritch
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Here's that enabling vampiric statist tool Seidman cherry picking Madison (woulda, coulda, shoulda...) on C-Span from April 2012 in his big government argument dismissing the importance of the 10th Amendment...pathetic


Thu, 01/03/2013 - 01:33 | 3117793 tango
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No, the Constitution that he so disdains gives him the right to be an idiot/   If we followed his beliefs then he would not be allowed to say such things since his "right" is not protected by the Constitution (folks like this never seem to grasp the obvious).

Thu, 01/03/2013 - 07:34 | 3118073 Rusty Shorts
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Thu, 01/03/2013 - 04:30 | 3117898 Element
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Always look at the ethnicity of the source, and the money trail, and all becomes clear. Look at the sources co-authors, and related works as well. Always an interesting exercise of joining the dots of who they are working with. And in this case, why they have an enduring fascination with disemboweling the US constitution and all legal protections. Always do that with all authors promoting books about armed-rebellion etc., against the state, and you'll keep finding this same thing, the very same ethnicity and money supply behind it, almost every time.

These people constantly want to incite real-citizens to directly fight with the police or military authorities - so don't ever fall for that.

What these people really don't want is for the citizens to detect them, and clearly understand who these agent-provocateurs are, that are inciting such action, and increased social breakdown, dysfunction and stupidity. Attacking police or army or making silly attacks against buildings or mere symbols is always what they're promoting, or always indirectly pushing people toward.

But if citizens wise-up to that aim, then that ethnicity will most probably go ahead and do it themselves, anyway.

They'll just be sure to blame it on "home-grown" radicalization (which they have actually promoted). You can see it all coming from a mile off. It isn't the citizens in general who want any police-state, or who want to see any breakdown in public-order, or constitutional processes. I'm confidently guessing real American citizens don't want any part of that - at all!

So the question is; are people going to fully realize what's going on here? Before it gets out of hand? Because for sure these people are going to take actions to try and accelerate chaos and sew breakdown in society, via division, from here.

I think we need to understand also that this ethnicity aren't just manipulating the average citizen. They're also concurrently manipulating and undermining the Police and Government itself. To corrupt it further, and make meaningless all processes, to make sure the sense of responsibility and accountability to a constitution, and to basic norms, are all systematically destroyed and belittled, and render and considered impractical or defunct.

So why help them to do any of that?

If people aren't fully-aware of who the enemy is, by now, they're really in trouble, and it's the police and government that also need to understand this, just as much as anyone else.

Thu, 01/03/2013 - 07:32 | 3118070 Mr. Hudson
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Do you have reference to "Zionism", or to Jews in general? If you want people to "wake up" you need to be specific.

Thu, 01/03/2013 - 12:18 | 3118819 Element
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If you think something may apply to you, then it probably does.

People can do their own thinking.

Thu, 01/03/2013 - 15:00 | 3119398 Anasteus
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While you're certainly right in necessity to disclose related facts and mechanisms of deception, one should keep in mind that the coin has two sides. Projecting the problem solely to the 'outside enemy' would be a big mistake and yet another self-deception. More than a half of the problem lies within us who have allowed them for getting away with doing that, often unnoticed. It starts with negligence and overlooking minor, almost invisible, frauds, deception, and manipulation. Once we get used to accepting it, it becomes a new norm upon which more monstrous lies and frauds can be adopted. Other problem is the natural corruptibility of our 'goyim' representatives. Those people are often not being driven by anything else but personal career, selfishness, or greed, missing any wider picture of their mission. Needless to say (in addition to often demonstrated incompetence to manage professional affairs they are getting paid for) no one can be more manipulable. To put it very simply, we have a herd of incompetent, scared and disoriented sheep each trying either to fool itself that nothing is happening, or to escape while grabbing maximum of profit for itself; surrounded by the flock of wolves that have a wider picture and know exactly what they are doing.

This example, however, is just illustrative and not accurate as it could induce a feeling of some sort of fatal predestination, which would certainly not be true. The sheep inside us can transform to a human being. The true enemy is not the Jewish conspiracy but our fear, our not-acting, our negligence. It this weren't a problem we wouldn't have any problem at all. While grabbing information is necessary it is not sufficient; an additional homework has to be done. In fact, there is nothing to be scared of except our fear itself. Although, saying 'wake up’ is certainly easier said than done the gradual realization of both sides of the problem and appropriate acting can help move on further.

Fri, 01/04/2013 - 02:14 | 3121226 mkkby
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Without the US standing guard, Israel gets flattened in about 2 weeks.  So I have trouble understanding what the motive for this conspiracy could be.  In fact, without the US standing guard about a dozen hot spots become shooting wars.  So I believe, if there is a UN agenda, it is that the US will become the enforcement arm of the world government.

Thu, 01/03/2013 - 08:12 | 3118106 DanDaley
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This has president I-Me-My's fingerprints all over it. 

Wed, 01/02/2013 - 23:53 | 3117591 lakecity55
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Thu, 01/03/2013 - 00:37 | 3117694 F. Bastiat
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Email: seidman@law.georgetown.edu

600 New Jersey Avenue N.W.
Washington, DC 20001

Office Phone: 202-662-9102

If anyone has his home address, feel free to post that as well.  If there is one advantage of the current situation, it is that the totalitarians and tyrants in our midst are all coming out of the woodwork.

Thu, 01/03/2013 - 00:51 | 3117722 F. Bastiat
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The domestic enemies of the Constitution are legion.  Apparently they think that we the people have short memories.

Thu, 01/03/2013 - 01:47 | 3117812 CrockettAlmanac.com
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I am the People, the Mob
by Carl Sandburg   

I am the people—the mob—the crowd—the mass.
Do you know that all the great work of the world is done through me?
I am the workingman, the inventor, the maker of the world's food and
I am the audience that witnesses history. The Napoleons come from me
     and the Lincolns. They die. And then I send forth more Napoleons
     and Lincolns.
I am the seed ground. I am a prairie that will stand for much plowing.
     Terrible storms pass over me. I forget. The best of me is sucked out
     and wasted. I forget. Everything but Death comes to me and makes
     me work and give up what I have. And I forget.
Sometimes I growl, shake myself and spatter a few red drops for history
     to remember. Then—I forget.
When I, the People, learn to remember, when I, the People, use the
     lessons of yesterday and no longer forget who robbed me last year,
     who played me for a fool—then there will be no speaker in all the
     world say the name: "The People," with any fleck of a sneer in his
     voice or any far-off smile of derision.
The mob—the crowd—the mass—will arrive then.

Thu, 01/03/2013 - 01:54 | 3117823 F. Bastiat
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Not familiar with Sandburg myself, but I do recommend folks peruse "Revolte of the Masses" by Gassett and "The Crowd" by Le Bon.  All patriots should be familiar with those two books.

Thu, 01/03/2013 - 02:14 | 3117853 CrockettAlmanac.com
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Sandburg can be spotty politically (he was a Lincoln hagiographer) but he's got some good insights and speaks with a certain immediacy.


A snippet from another example. It's like he's talking to us about the present day.


The Man in the street is fed - by Carl Sandburg - 1936

The man in the street it fed
with lies in peace, gas in war,
and he may live now
just around the corner from you
trying to sell
the only thing he has to sell,
the power of his hand and brain
to labor for wages, for pay,
for cash of the realm.

And there are no takers, he can't connect.
Maybe he says, "Some pretty good men are on the street."
Maybe he says, "I'm just a palooka... all washed up."
Maybe he's a wild kid ready for his first stickup.
Maybe he's bummed a thousand miles and has a diploma.
Maybe he can take whatever the police can hand him,
Too many of him saying in their own wild way,
"The worst they can give you is lead in the guts."



Thu, 01/03/2013 - 01:07 | 3117756 Dasa Slooofoot
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I'm shocked to see the author's last name is Seidman. /s

Wed, 01/02/2013 - 23:36 | 3117533 James-Morrison
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One piss-ant does not make a revolution.

I've seen more sane arguments from a lynch mob. 

Thu, 01/03/2013 - 01:26 | 3117782 Missiondweller
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A lynch mob would be an appropriate response to this prick.

Thu, 01/03/2013 - 02:59 | 3117889 The Heart
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Suddenly...a sea of well suited men rose up and marched down the street determined...brazen and chanting death to the tyrant...marching marching...red light...they all suddenly stop...a bus slowly passes and a few cars in slow motion cross traffic...green light...they march again...marching...marching...suddenly...to the right a Starbucks appears...someone in the lead yells coffee break!...the entire mob moves in...lap tops...smart phones...and CNN goes on...and on...and on...suddenly...hours later someone says to the mob...now what we we doing?


Thu, 01/03/2013 - 08:01 | 3118094 Go Tribe
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What country will the next President of the "United States" be from?

Wed, 01/02/2013 - 23:46 | 3117568 I think I need ...
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Thu, 01/03/2013 - 02:32 | 3117865 RebelDevil
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Your typical facebook and twitter user would rather see stupid shit rather then see the light of rationality that's here on ZH. These people are also your typical devout christian and socialites.
They simply don't give a shit about rationality! They want more Taylor Swift and Justin Bieber (and Jesus too!)

I say aim ZH articles for rational people you are friends with! They want it!

Thu, 01/03/2013 - 07:15 | 3118059 beaglebog
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Give us a link to your FB page and I'll come along and "like".



Here's mine... http://www.facebook.com/lewis.bogbeagle

Thu, 01/03/2013 - 10:10 | 3118355 iinthesky
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Georgetown Jesuits at it again. Triple reverse psyop. And the name, a jewish name, brilliant. They got jew haters and patriots and they threw in a little bit of racial paranoia, vuala. They got everyone dancing to the tune. Rebellion is the name of the game, and they play it masterfully.

Wed, 01/02/2013 - 23:39 | 3117542 mr. mirbach
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We should all know the Constitution.

http://youtu.be/1s-zHrNPfkQ - Carl Miller teaches the importance of the Constitution.

Wed, 01/02/2013 - 23:41 | 3117550 Omen IV
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its time for fundamental change to the constitution  - in its present form it doesnt work !

the underlying reason in my view is the form of Representative Democracy is a ticket to organized Fraud.

the system should be changed to Direct Democracy with penalties for non-participation by the citizens

criminals run the show today - they recognize that the job - in congress and the administration is a ticket to steal. The USA is now sending troops to 35 countries in Africa to open new frontiers for war and death - the MIC is out of control because there is no draft for the people to share the pain so no one cares about the killing.

without direct democracy and a draft the usa is in a perpetual state of organized crime




Wed, 01/02/2013 - 23:48 | 3117573 lunaticfringe
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Dude, I got no idea what you are smoking. I think you should cut back a bit.

Thu, 01/03/2013 - 00:03 | 3117577 lakecity55
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No! By the Eternal God we must Protect Our Constitution/Republic!

Just follow the instructions in it and get rid of the crooks like this fascist tool.

He is another self-loathing Jew?

This is the kind of guy who would get phony papers and change his name to Smith. Then he would make sure his brother Jews were killed and he got their gold teeth.

Not only that, while I'm on a rant, I'd bet 50$ he would cut the beating heart out of his own child and eat it for Satan.

GRRRR Guys like this get my Andy Jackson persona pissed off.


Thu, 01/03/2013 - 00:40 | 3117698 F. Bastiat
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Kind of a little Gyorgy Schwartz clone.

Thu, 01/03/2013 - 01:04 | 3117754 in4mayshun
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What is really sad is that we have to have a piece of paper to tell us what should be self evident and universal and written in our hearts; namely, that all men are free and have the right and freedom to live or die by the sweat of there brow. The fact that we need to cling to a 250 year old document in order to lay claim to our god given rights is quite pathetic.

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