Both right and left wing politicians have the death of the Constitution on their hands according to Kevin Gutzman, co-author of Who Killed the Constitution? The Fate of American Liberty from World War I to George W. Bush (Crown Forum).
Gutzman says high-ranking politicians have killed the Constitution by having too much power, and by passing laws without taking it into account or making constitutional amendments.
He explains, The Constitution no longer serves as a function for government as it originally did, and no one questions why it doesnt. High-ranking officials dont seem to care if their actions are constitutional. Theyre gonna do whatever they want regardless.
Gutzman doesnt see how the Constitution and its principles can be saved since, as he puts it, politicos, want all the sex, money, power they can get, and urges average citizens to pay attention to the real messages in politicians speeches.
Who Killed the Constitution? is out today (Jul. 8).
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