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Debunking the Progressive Case in Favor of Abandoning the Constitution


"How can this guy teach the Constitution when he's saying abolish it?"

The facade of the National Constitution Center illuminated in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Mark Makela/Corbis)

Glenn Beck and David Barton (TheBlaze TV)

Georgetown Law professor Louis Michael Seidman wants the United States to just give up on the Constitution already. In December, he penned an op-ed in the New York Times in arguing that the document is arbitrary and many times even disruptive.

During "The Glenn Beck Program" on TheBlaze TV Thursday, Glenn Beck and historian David Barton dismantled the progressive argument that the Constitution has outlived its usefulness.

"How can this guy teach the Constitution when he's saying abolish it?" Beck asked, referring to Seidman's claim that Americans shouldn't be "ruled" by men who drafted the document hundreds of years ago. "In the Constitution, you're not ruled by dead people."

Barton agreed, saying the Constitution was designed so that it can be changed and amended whenever necessary.

"I hate to use their word, they gave us a very progressive Constitution," Barton said. "We've [changed] it 27 times, anytime we want to change it, we change it."

Barton explained that there are several university professors calling for the abolition of the First Amendment, the Second Amendment, the Tenth Amendment and even the electoral college.

Watch Beck and Barton take apart Seidman's progressive logic via TheBlaze TV below:

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