On April 10, the Bee published a letter from young Jason Benell, unfortunately from Sandpoint. Little Jason espoused a deep-rooted dislike for the founders, the Constitution, and evidently everything American over the last two centuries.
Though youthful, he exhibits a hatred and mantra-spewing class envy, decrying the despicability of “rich, white, land-owning men” right from the sermons of Jeremiah Wright.
He maintains that viewing the U.S. Constitution as the core body of law and governmental structure of the land is “very harmful to the progress of the country.” Rather, Jason, as do older more cynical socialists, sees the Constitution as but a minor inconvenience while they are in power. They indeed view it as a “living” document, something definable day to day as they wish, imagine, or would like it to be.
The founders for whom Jason has such disdain struggled enormously and, at times bitterly, to frame what turned out to be the most prodigiously liberating governmental system in human experience.
They recognized the lowest impulses of governments and men would attempt to erode or destroy what had been done. They made the Constitution amendable only through an immensely difficult, nationwide process. Be assured, they had no intention that the Constitution be subject to whimsical interpretations nor flights of fancy by leftists to come.
Some might say that the hatching of a new socialist is cute, as we watch them first struggle, and then abandon a quest for rationality. In the end though an America-hating class-envy spouter is sad to behold.