We’re well aware there are headlines out there that are nothing but click-bait, and we were almost certain this was one of them. The Constitution is terrible and needs to be thrown out?
— The Week (@TheWeek) January 27, 2018
Ryan Cooper is being serious, though. In The Week Saturday, he concludes that America should “throw the entire Constitution into the garbage:”
One of the biggest problems with the Constitution as written is it makes changing anything nearly impossible. Other countries regularly ditch or overhaul their constitutions to deal with new problems — and even America has done so in the distant past. When the first stab at a U.S. Constitution proved totally unworkable, Americans of the day didn’t fuss around with stipulations that “the Union shall be perpetual.” Instead they threw the whole thing out and started from scratch.
If only there was some sort of process built into the Constitution for amending it. https://t.co/UA3R4fnavY
— Travis View (@travis_view) January 27, 2018
The idea of trashing the entire Constitution and its “ancient, janky mechanisms” certainly did get a response. Let’s throw it out and start over?
Let's not. https://t.co/2c8jRun9Fm
— David Suslenskiy (@DavidSuslensky) January 27, 2018
LOL. No. Piss off. https://t.co/oJNZdMzKMJ
— Amy (@ScreaminEaglet) January 27, 2018
DELETE DELETE DELETE https://t.co/TiDNgEZ2hs
— AV (@verma_30) January 27, 2018
No. No no no. No. No.
p.s. The Constitution is brilliant, especially if we actually followed it. https://t.co/ujRyzsknGB
— Ben (@freedomanddogs) January 27, 2018
Someone ate the whole bag of Tide pods. https://t.co/gZLhq8X7Jw
— Clay Robinson (@ClayNRobinson) January 27, 2018
At least the left is honest now about its hatred for our system of government. https://t.co/mGlHDiM5da
— Conservazilla ?? (@conservazilla) January 27, 2018
Democrats after losing an election: https://t.co/E8bh7W2Eyx
— Paladin James (@_Injun_) January 27, 2018
An honest liberal. https://t.co/kkywy7qpBV
— David Harsanyi (@davidharsanyi) January 27, 2018
"Here are a few things we can change with laws or maybe amendments but let's burn the whole thing down anyway."
— Secret Heuristic Algorithmic Society (@Hal_RTFLC) January 27, 2018
If Americans don't like the Constitution, they can work towards amending it – something we've done 27 times since 1789.
Otherwise, stop complaining. You're free to seek another form of government in another country. Don't let the door hit you on the way out. https://t.co/F6bHpiXhUf
— A Stand Up Girl (@AStandUpGirl) January 27, 2018
Venezuela is pretty nice in the winter I hear. They have a nice, updated Constitution… https://t.co/PgSlyqgAif
— Dave (@desertdave2012) January 27, 2018
— Libertarian Party of Luna County (@LunaCoLiberty) January 27, 2018
"5. Throw the entire Constitution in the garbage."
This is evidence of an education system which has failed to properly bring about a well-informed citizenry. https://t.co/H2UndP3YRy
— Paige Rogers (@PaintingPastor) January 27, 2018
Yeah, he's mad that the constitution doesn't allow easy changes. I'm sure this guy has it all figured out and is far smarter than the panoply of learned men who forged one of the greatest documents of liberty and justice ever known. Pfft! https://t.co/78MUnLFl4p
— Protogonos (@DarrenOAbner) January 27, 2018
— Omri Ceren (@omriceren) January 27, 2018
The Constitution is working exactly as designed. Everything the author sees as a problem is by deliberate design and something that makes our system the best in the world. https://t.co/JChjulyXSc
— Tom Pinkerton (@PinkertonTom) January 27, 2018
Well said. And as a palate cleanser, let us offer this 2015 pickup line from Judge Don Willett:
Hey, girl—are you the Constitution? 'Cause I'm sworn to preserve, protect & defend you. pic.twitter.com/K9J4bu9Typ
— Judge Don Willett (@JusticeWillett) December 15, 2015