We have drifted far from the Constitutional bedrock provided by the Framers for what they believed would be a a long lasting, stable and prosperous nation.   Recently, Georgetown Law Center professor Louis Michael Seidman wrote a piece called, “Let’s Give Up on the Constitution.”  His premise is that the Constitution was drafted by a bunch of ridiculous, slave owning, old white men, who had no idea what our society would look like.

Prof. Richard Epstein (Peter and Kirsten Bedford Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution /Laurence A. Tisch Professor of Law, New York University Law School, and a senior lecturer at the University of Chicago) responds that Seidman has the causation precisely backwards.  It is our failure to follow the Constitution and the sage advice of the Framers that has us in such a terrible state.  He makes a cogent and powerful argument for a return to the intended Constitutional limitations on the power of Congress.

About The Author

Mark Meckler

Mark was a co-founder of the Tea Party Patriots, and served as the national coordinator. He left the organization to work more broadly on expanding the self-governance movement beyond the partisan divide. Mark appears regularly on television in outlets as diverse as MSNBC, ABC, NBC, Fox News, CNN, Bloomberg, Fox Business and the BBC. He’s highly sought after for the tea party perspective from print and electronic media outlets, from the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, L.A. Times, Washington Examiner, Politico and the The Hill. Mark blogs at MarkMeckler.com, and his opinion editorials regularly run in many of the leading political newspapers both on and offline. Mark has a BA in English from San Diego State University and graduated with honors from University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law in 1988. He practiced real estate and business law for almost a decade. For the last eleven years of his legal career he specialized in Internet advertising law. When not fighting for the future of our nation, Mark is an avid horseman, and lives in rural northern California with his wife Patty and two children.

  • Jessica P

    I simply wish that our supreme court would conduct an “audit” of the current laws in order to screen-out the unconstitutional ones.