by Greg Hunter
This past Sunday, CBS ran an op-ed segment on its morning show called, “Let’s give up on the Constitution.” It was written and delivered by Georgetown law professor Louis Michael Seidman. Professor Seidman gave a longer version of this in print at the end of 2012 in the New York Times. There, he said, “As someone who has taught constitutional law for almost 40 years, I am ashamed it took me so long to see how bizarre all this is.”Really, it took 40 years to see the light? On the CBS version, Seidman said, “I’ve got a simple idea: Let’s give up on the Constitution. I know, it sounds radical, but it’s really not.” Really? It’s not a radical idea when the President of the United States just swore an oath to “uphold the Constitution” in his second term inauguration? (Click here for the CBS version of Seidman’s op-ed.)(Click here for the NYT version.)
I don’t question professor Seidman’s knowledge of constitutional law. What I question is his timing and his new awakening after a “40 year” haze. I also question the decision CBS made to put this op-ed on the air. Not because of what was said, but because CBS put this on without any rebuttal. I wholeheartedly disagree with Seidman’s view, but I am steadfastly in favor of the First Amendment. To me, CBS is the anti-Constitution network for allowing a radical one-sided view to go unchecked! After all, it’s not “Freedom of Spin.” This is how a group of outdated TV stations takes care of the public trust?