For most of America, September 17 was “Constitution Day.” For progressives, it was a day to launch a multi-pronged assault on the Constitution.
On September, 17, 1787, the delegates to the Philadelphia Convention signed their finished product, the Constitution, and released it to the states to consider for ratification. It would be a year before eleven states ratified the Constitution, passing it into law, and three years before all thirteen states ratified the Constitution. It would be four years before the states ratified ten of the first twelve proposed Amendments to the Constitution, creating the Bill of Rights. Regardless, it is the 17th of September that we commemorate as “Constitution Day.”
But not the progressive left. To the extent they spent any time at all referencing the Constitution this past week, it was to attack the Constitution. Call it “Un-Constitutional Day,” if you will. The most direct attack was an attack on originalism — the truism that the Constitution must be interpreted as closely as possible to its commonly understood meaning on the day it was signed in 1787. Next, the Left, through its house organ, the New York Times, launched an attack on due process, with Democratic candidates for President calling for Supreme Court Justice Kavanaugh’s head. And the last attack, without doubt the most dangerous in the near term, was a renewed call in the New York Times to pack the Supreme Court with progressive ideologues. [Read more…]