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Elevator Pitch: To Abolish The U.S. Constitution

Scene at the Signing of the Constitution of the United States, a painting by Howard Chandler Christy (1873-1952), housed at the U.S. House of Representatives. Wikimedia Commons hide caption

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Scene at the Signing of the Constitution of the United States, a painting by Howard Chandler Christy (1873-1952), housed at the U.S. House of Representatives.

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Asked to make a 30-second case for On Constitutional Disobedience — his 2013 book that advocates abolishing the U.S. Constitution — Louis Michael Seidman, a constitutional law professor at Georgetown University Law Center, says:

"There's no good reason why we should be bound by decisions made hundreds of years ago by people who are long dead, knew nothing about modern America, and had moral and political views that no sensible person would hold today."