Leftist Academic Wants Parts Of US Constitution Censored, Links It To Charleston Shooting

This is what passes for “thought” in Liberal World

(Daily Caller) A political scientist and former professor has penned an article calling for the U.S. Constitution to be censored in order to conceal older parts that are offensive.

“South Carolina’s battle flag may soon come down from the capitol flagpole, but other symbols of the Confederacy’s ideology remain in place,” writes political scientist and former University of Maryland professor Henry Bain in an editorial that has appeared in several newspapers around the country. “For example, consider the U. S. Constitution.”

Bain isn’t calling for the creation of a new Constitution, but rather says the current one should simply be edited to remove parts he considers immoral and outdated.

“All copies of the Constitution promulgate detailed instructions for the recapture of slaves who have run away from their owners,” he says. “They also specify that slaves are to be counted as three-fifths of a person in the Census, giving a boost to the slave-owning states in the House of Representatives and the Electoral College.”

Obviously, those parts have been superseded by Amendments, but he is Very Unhappy that citizens are allowed to read history. I bet they’d like to whitewash the racist history of the Democratic Party. And everything else they don’t like. Because they’re the educated Party, ya know!

Modern copies of the Constitution (such as that at Archive.gov) typically show the text as it originally was, while also including a note that such clauses have been superseded by later amendments. That may seem reasonable, but Bain says that kind of approach is the reason nine people found themselves brutally gunned down in Charleston.

“One might justify this presentation of our national charter by saying that it commemorates an earlier time or instructs students on the nation’s political history,” says Bain. “That kind of thinking has prevailed for a long time in Charleston, only recently yielding in the face of an atrocity.”

Yeah, he went there. Who does he want to redo the Constitution? Why, himself, of course, as he pimps his book, “The Constitution of the United States of America Modern Edition”. You can get it for just $9.99, Kindle edition!

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