You are using an outdated browser. Please upgrade now to a modern browser in order to benefit of all our site's features: Chrome, FireFox, Opera, Safari or Internet Explorer. [Close]

The Official Blog of Fox News Channel

Georgetown Professor Mike Seidman Defends Suggestion That the U.S. "Give Up" the Constitution

The fight over the fiscal cliff highlighted the deep political divisions in this country and revived the debate about whether our system of government is broken. One Georgetown Law professor thinks he has the solution – “give up on the Constitution.” Mike Seidman joined America Live to explain his perspective.

He outlined his basic argument, saying, “This is our country. We live in it. We have the right to have the kind of country that we want.”


Watch Judge Napolitano's response to Seidman's argument, here.


He argued that we wouldn’t allow the British or the French to tell us what kind of government to have, so why have “a bunch of folks who’ve been dead for over 200 years […] telling us what kind of country we have? We have a right to decide that for ourselves.”



He believes that the drafters of the Constitution got many things right. “When they got them right we ought to do them because they are right, but we ought not to do them just because they said to do them.”

Watch his full explanation below:

Leave a Comment0

Today's Front Page Stories

Don't want to keep checking back here for the latest from Fox News? That's cool. We'll come to you ...

Connect with Fox News

Subscribe

Stay connected with the most-trusted name in cable news through exclusive videos, blogs, polls, contests and behind-the-scene details.

Get More Fox!

Greta Is Wired!

GretaWire.com is the official blog of Greta Van Susteren. Get Greta’s breaking news alerts, pictures, videos, polls, and behind-the-scenes exclusives. Plus, speak out on open threads, as well as the live chat page. Connect to the GretaWire community ... and to Greta herself!

Fox News Presents: 'My America with Elisabeth Hasselbeck'

Fox News Channel presents an exciting new feature series, My America with Elisabeth Hasselbeck. From the quirky to the inspirational, "My America" reveals who we are as a nation – driven, passionate and uniquely American. Watch the latest installment, an up-close look at the beloved Oscar Mayer Wienermobile!