Well, this was something.

We understand what President Obama was getting at in his farewell speech when he explained that the U.S. Constitution is really just a piece of parchment. Still, it would be easier to hear from someone whose party was eager to tear out portions of it after the 2016 election didn’t go their way, and whose supporters deemed it a failure, declaring it time that America give up on the idea of being a constitutional republic.

Then there were the times very recently when the president needed social media to point him to certain provisions he’d forgotten about, like the Senate’s power to advise and consent.

He seems to have skipped over quite a bit.

If the people give that piece of parchment its power, why did it fold so easily whenever President Obama reached for his pen and phone?

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