The NY Times claims that the left should no longer constrain themselves by having to follow the “broken” and “famously undemocratic” U.S. Constitution which “stands in the way” of “real” freedom and democracy.
I would post a link directly to it, but it is behind a paywall. It doesn’t matter. I get the point. Here is mine:
The Constitution is a contract between the people and the government. It follows the basic theory that was in existence at the time of the founding: that people found governments to protect their rights. Governments rule with the consent of those being governed. Getting rid of that constitution removes that consent and ensures that the government from that point forward is not ruling with our consent, but instead by force.
Without a Constitution, the government will have admitted that it is illegitimate and ruling through the barrel of a gun, rather than the consent of the governed. At least at that point, they won’t be bothering to even hide it any longer.