Hey! Let's have a 'Burn the Constitution Day!' By Rick Moran December 31, 2012 See also: Subverting the Constitution I had to read this screed from some obscure "Constitutional Law" professor twice to make sure he wasn't kidding. Louis Michael Seidman teaches at Georgetown University and wrote an op ed in the New York Times titled "Let's Give Up on the Constitution." The prof should give himself an "A" for orignal thinking, a "B+" for unintentional humor, but an "F" for being a total butthead. This is what passes for thinking by Seidman: AS the nation teeters at the edge of fiscal chaos, observers are reaching the conclusion that the American system of government is broken. But almost no one blames the culprit: our insistence on obedience to the Constitution, with all its archaic, idiosyncratic and downright evil provisions. Consider, for example, the assertion by the Senate minority leader last week that the House could not take up a plan by Senate Democrats to extend tax cuts on households making $250,000 or less because the Constitution requires that revenue measures originate in the lower chamber. Why should anyone care? Why should a lame-duck House, 27 members of which were defeated for re-election, have a stranglehold on our economy? Why does a grotesquely malapportioned Senate get to decide the nation's fate? Our obsession with the Constitution has saddled us with a dysfunctional political system, kept us from debating the merits of divisive issues and inflamed our public discourse. Instead of arguing about what is to be done, we argue about what James Madison might have wanted done 225 years ago. [Excerpt] Read more: Blog: Hey! Let's have a 'Burn the Constitution Day!'