Here is a quote from the lame article in the New York Times, penned by a so-called "journalist" Adam Liptak.
"There are lots of possible reasons. The United States Constitution is terse and old, and it guarantees relatively few rights. The commitment of some members of the Supreme Court to interpreting the Constitution according to its original meaning in the 18th century may send the signal that it is of little current use to, say, a new African nation. And the Constitution’s waning influence may be part of a general decline in American power and prestige."
Now isn't that special! If these "journalists" had any brains we would be worried but thankfully they don't and we are not. HERE is the full article, but hold your nose when you read it, it may make you sick. We almost lost our breakfast!
What is it about our Founding documents that the elite liberals dislike? Weren't the "progressives" all about individual rights? I guess they have morphed into socialists/communists and you and your individual rights are now passe'. As we read the article the overwhelming reaction was "who gives a dickens?" Do we care that Zimbabwe writes a Constitution that does not mirror ours? We know that country is run by a communist so it is unlikely Mugabe would place a "free press" inside the thing. Would Assad of Syria put "habeas corpus" in his country's documents? No, he likes to murder his people and by golly he does it well. Those pesky "individual" rights, like trials and search warrants are of no use to Assad! Property rights? Nope, their governments own all the land.
We are fascinated though by the left's derisive view of the very things which protect them from tyranny. How they interpret the Founding documents in a way that diminishes their foresight and explanations of human endeavors over time. We suspect if there was a movement to remove the First Amendment, goring their ox, they may have a different view of the Constitution. How is it a Liptak could even think we Americans care what some other country thinks of our Founding documents? They are there for anyone to read, no one is burning them (well at least the conservatives aren't) and any people desiring to be be free in the world could certainly see the value in them. Or maybe the Liptak's actually don't understand anything. How is that possible? He is educated, right? Oh and Supreme Court Justice Ginzburg says our Constitution, the one she swears to uphold, is not that great. Amazing, thanks Bill Clinton, for nothing.
America became the greatest country ever conceives because we honor and protect the individual person. Never has that been done before and hardly elsewhere since. Each and every one of us in America, (heck we even give illegal aliens rights for goodness sakes!), is important and protected. Even the worst scum of a criminal has rights! With the legal and social agreement we all make to remain America, we could care less if Burma thinks our Constitution is outmoded. Governed by these great Founding documents, written by very smart men, men who said to the future generations of America, "you are important Mr. Smith", we are confident we have it right. But, to be sure, we must stay vigilant since the Liptaks continue to write their tripe. Read them and laugh at them, they have no clue.