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.And here's the President of the United States in a radio interview from 2001 talking about the flawed founding documents:
Here he is specifying the lack of 'redistributive' powers therein, ie, criticizing the document because it only limited powers of the state, not granted them:
Oddly, both are/were law professors.
So it would appear that GD piece of paper Bush allegedly trampled was actually not worth the outrage because it tends to get in the way of progress--like spreading the wealth around, passing stimulus bills and nationalizing health care. It allows gun rights. It protects religious nuts. Sounds as if more than a few people would like to "change" America into something else. They should advocate for a new constitutional convention and be as open as the Times op-ed writer, but most prefer the death from 1000 cuts approach.