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    New York Times Reprints Socialist Magazine Editorial's Call to Replace Constitution

    Informed students of history have noticed the obvious connection between the radicals who engineered and directed the bloody French Revolution and the rise of communism. Communist leaders such as Vladimir Lenin even acknowledged the connection, praising the radicals of the French Revolution.

    Because of this, it is not surprising that Jacobin magazine, which describes itself as “a leading voice of the American Left, offering a socialist perspective on politics, economics, and culture,” (emphasis added) is named after one of the radical clubs that engineered and directed the French Revolution in 1789. Lest one forget, among the goals of the Jacobins such as Maximillian Robespierre and Georges Danton (in addition to murdering their political opponents on the guillotine) was to totally uproot French society.

    Critical to this goal was the adoption of a new constitution, so much so that the revolutionaries even changed from the Christian-based calendar that marks history since the birth of Jesus Christ to a calendar marking time from the adoption of their leftist constitution.

    Meagan Day, a writer for the Jacobin magazine, and Bhaskar Sunkara, the editor, co-authored an opinion piece calling the U.S. Constitution an “outdated relic” and lamenting how supposedly difficult it is to alter its contents. In its place they explicitly called for “a new political system that truly represents Americans. Our ideal should be a strong federal government powered by a proportionally elected unicameral [one-house] legislature.”

    Recognizing that achieving such an ambitious goal will be extremely difficult, the two proud socialists advocated “intermediary steps” such as “establishing federal control over elections [and] developing a simpler way to amend the Constitution through national referendum.”

    Few people have ever even heard of the socialist Jacobin magazine, so this radical proposal had a tiny audience — tiny that is, until the New York Times decided the opinion piece was so good that it needed to be reprinted within its pages. This should serve as a warning to all Americans who treasure the freedoms protected by the U.S. Constitution.

    Dislike of the Constitution — the authors express displeasure that our “American government is structured by an 18th-century text that is almost impossible to change” — is now considered mainstream enough to be included in the New York Times!

    More at: https://www.thenewamerican.com/usnew...e-constitution
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    Problematic, sure, but given that virtually all Americans are radically opposed to Constitutional limitations on federal power, this is a bit rich..

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    Critical to this goal was the adoption of a new constitution, so much so that the revolutionaries even changed from the Christian-based calendar that marks history since the birth of Jesus Christ to a calendar marking time from the adoption of their leftist constitution.
    And the metric system.

    I stubbornly refuse...Freedom units only.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Anti Federalist View Post
    And the metric system.

    I stubbornly refuse...Freedom units only.
    I think 10.5cm sounds way better than 4 inches.

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    All kidding aside, I can certainly seen the current leftist mobs carrying out a contemporary Jacobin-esque "reign of terror" if given the chance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Anti Federalist View Post
    All kidding aside, I can certainly seen the current leftist mobs carrying out a contemporary Jacobin-esque "reign of terror" if given the chance.
    Easily. You would be given an option between an electric chair and a guillotine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by timosman View Post
    I think 10.5cm sounds way better than 4 inches.
    That's still small.

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    You say you'll change the constitution,
    Well, you know,
    We all want to change your head...




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    In the end, if the Constitution is eliminated, guess who thinks they will be left standing? *cough* NYT, NBC, ABC, CBS, Fedbook, Youtube, etc.
    1776 > 1984

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    Quote Originally Posted by Anti Federalist View Post
    You say you'll change the constitution,
    Well, you know,
    We all want to change your head...

    Second best Paul song



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