This Constitution, and the laws of the United States which shall be made in Pursuance thereof; and all Treaties made, or which shall be made, under the Authority of the United States, shall be the supreme Law of the Land.- Article VI 1. Woodrow Wilson was the first president to repudiate the Founders, and to hold the Constitution in distain. He compared the American peoples reverence for the Constitution to the ancient thinking of the divine right of kings Wilson complained that divine right of kings never ran a more prosperous course than did this unquestioned prerogative of the Constitution to receive universal homage. Constitution Day and Barack Obama a. In 1885, when he was a prodigious young scholar, Woodrow Wilson wrote that we must replace "blind worship" with "fearless criticism" of the Constitution. b. Justly revered as our great Constitution is, it could be stripped off and thrown aside like a garment, and the nation would still stand forth in the living vestment of flesh and sinew, warm with the heart-blood of one people, ready to recreate constitutions and laws. Woodrow Wilson [Woodrow Wilson "The Modern Democratic State" (1885; first published in 1966) The Papers of Woodrow Wilson, Volume 5] 2.Woodrow Wilson believed that human history was unfolding in a specific direction, one he characterized as Progress. Unlike the traditional Christian idea of the redemptive course that culminates in paradise in the next world, for Wilson and the Progressives, that final Utopia is in this one. a. Progress replaced Divine Providence, which prior Presidents had idealized, and the State would be the agent of Progress. For Progressives, the State not only takes the place of God, but it is godlike in its attributes. b. Here can be seen Hegels views of state-worship and moral relativism. c. Hegel: The State is the Divine Idea as it exists on Earth. Hegel's Lectures on the Philosophy of History d. After Hegel, modern liberalism went from overthrowing the Divine Right of Kings, to embracing the Devine Right of the State. 3. For Wilson, Darwinism was the basis of his racism: there were superior and inferior races. And Darwinisms ideas on the mutability of human nature explains his contempt for the Constitution. The government of the United States was constructed upon the Whig theory of political dynamics, which was a sort of unconscious copy of the Newtonian theory of the universe. In our own day, whenever we discuss the structure or development of anything, whether in nature or in society, we consciously or unconsciously follow Mr. Darwin; but before Mr. Darwin, they followed Newton The trouble with the theory is that government is not a machine, but a living thing. It falls, not under the theory of the universe, but under the theory of organic life https://www.hillsdale.edu/images/userImages/whadra/Page_6744/CR.IX.5.pdf a. He despised the separation of powers, and checks and balances as, he explained, a living thing cannot go on with one organ as a check against another. 4. The greatest check against his ability to do as he wished was the Constitution. The answer for the Progressives was to 'interpret' the constitution, meaning, ignore original intent of the Framers. The notion of judicial supremacy has enabled the progressive elites that now run the country to discard the Framers Constitution and replace it with a living constitution. The idea of a living constitution dates back to the era of Woodrow Wilson, that consummate progressive who described the Constitution as a vehicle of life. In Constitutional Government in the United States, Wilson says: As the life of the nation changes so must the interpretation of the document which contains it change, by a nice adjustment, determined, not by the original intention of those who drew the paper, but by the exigencies and the new aspects of life itself. Elitism and Judicial Supremacy « Public Discourse a. Here we see the Supreme Court legitimized as a roving constitutional convention, the interpreter of a living Constitution. b. Rather than use the amendment process and deal with the resistance of the people, the Progressives have used a willing judiciary to legislate from the bench. Steven F. Hayward, "The Politically Incorrect Guide to the Presidents," chapter three.