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Time: You conservatives don’t understand the Constitution the way we brilliant liberals do. Conservative bloggers: Dude, you made 13 factual errors in your claims!

This is pure comedy gold!

See, Time wants you to know that liberals like them are totally educated when it comes to the Constitution.  They’re so brilliant that they…commit at least thirteen verifiable errors in fact in their recent article, cleverly entitled “One Document, Under Seige“.

If the Constitution is “under seige”, it’s from the constitutional illiterates and lazy morons at Time.

You must read this blog post, which does an awesomely McAwesome job taking down the leftists at Time.  Seriously, read it.  Keep in mind, we’re not talking errors of interpretation, such as whether the Second Amendment confers an individual right to bear arms.  We’re talking stuff like this:

False Claim #2: The Constitution is not law.

The relevant passage:

Originalists contend that the Constitution has a clear, fixed meaning. But the framers argued vehemently about its meaning. For them, it was a set of principles, not a code of laws. A code of laws says you have to stop at the red light; a constitution has broad principles that are unchanging but that must accommodate each new generation and circumstance.

(emphasis added)

Proof that he is wrong: Again, the Constitution itself contradicts this claim. Article VI, Paragraph 2:

This Constitution, and the Laws of the United States which shall be made in Pursuance thereof; and all Treaties made, or which shall be made, under the Authority of the United States, shall be the supreme Law of the Land[.]

And of course in my long fisking piece, I cite several passages from Marbury v. Madison that is on point as well, but the Constitution is enough.

Time claims that the law of the land isn’t The Law of the Land!  😆

And this:

False Claim #3: The Citizenship Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment emancipated the slaves.

The relevant passage:

In drafting the 14th Amendment, Congress was definitely not thinking about illegal immigration. At the time, the country needed a lot more immigrants, legal or otherwise. Congress was thinking more practically. It wanted to emancipate blacks and allow them to vote so that white Southern Democrats would not try to reverse the gains of the Civil War.

(emphasis added)

Proof that he is wrong: The amendment that emancipated the slaves was the thirteenth. (Duh.)

And notice for bonus points that he is conflating slaves and black people. Not all black people were slaves prior to the Civil War.

I guess all black people look alike to the pinkos at Time.  And 13th, 14th…h3ll, it’s all the same, right?

The most egregious of these claims is Claim #1, which is that the Constitution doesn’t put any limits on the federal government.  Read any single one of the Bill of Rights amendments, and you’ll see a ton of “Congress shall make no law…” and similar references…which are darned apparent of limits placed on the federal government to anyone with a cursory grasp of the English language.

We’ve always known that liberals don’t know a friggin’ thing about the Constitution, and they don’t care to, since they wipe their backsides with it on a daily basis.  They quote it when they think it suits their needs, and as Time proves, they can’t even quote it correctly.

Feel free to dismiss leftists whenever they bring up the Constitution.  Arguing with them about the Constitution is like arguing with a toddler about quantum physics: he doesn’t understand the words coming out of your mouth.

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June 28, 2011 - Posted by | Constitution, media bias

5 Comments »

  1. Huh? I don’t get it. Hang on a second. I ran out of toilet paper.

    Comment by Spinny Liberal | June 28, 2011

  2. I was waiting for you to blog on this. I read the article when it came to my house and my head blew up. I am shocked Time published this piece of …work with so many inaccuracies, but also they made it its cover story. I’m not shocked at the leftward swing of the article. It’s the MSM.

    Comment by Steve | June 28, 2011

  3. By the way, I have noticed not just in Time but with other Democratic talking points spewed in the MSM that the Constitution is over 200 years old and does not address the many issues facing us in the 21st century.

    They fail to recognize the Constitution is deliberately vague and offers an amendment process to address the issue that may arise over time. Libs unfortunately, after their loss on the ERA in the 70’s have given up on the constitutional process to move their agenda along and have determined to undermine the Republic through demeaning our framework document or by ignoring it.

    Comment by Steve | June 28, 2011

  4. Liberals are what they are, stupid. Time is one of those psuedo-intellectual rags who have a lot to say about nothing. In this case they present their ignorance of the Constitution for all to see. It is the rope that is getting longer and longer ’til they hang themselves with it. Which they will, given enough time.
    Silly liberals, still acting as if they know what is going on. Little do they realize that everytime they try to denigrate our way of life, they are writing their own epitaph.

    Comment by J.Guidry | June 28, 2011

  5. […] Just in time for Independence Day, Aaron Worthing posted an article on Patterico’s Pontifications that all liberty-loving Americans simply MUST read. (h/t: Crush Liberalism) […]

    Pingback by 13 factual errors in Time’s cover story about the Constitution « Full Metal Patriot | June 29, 2011


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