In what might have been one of the most horrifying statements uttered by an American president, Joe Biden said on Thursday that “no amendment to the Constitution is absolute.”
That’s an interesting take. No amendment? There are twenty-seven amendments total, and yet none of them are absolute?
The Founders must be rolling over in their graves at such an ignorant statement.
Biden made the statement during a Thursday speech in which he announced that he would be signing executive orders to control guns. Right off the bat, Biden is ignoring Constitutional checks and balances by playing the role of both the executive and the legislature.
He was making the argument that the Second Amendment actually allows alteration—which would be news to the Founding Fathers who enshrined the Second Amendment so that American citizens would be able to defend themselves from government tyranny.
He also falsely claimed that the First Amendment was not absolute by peddling the debunked standard of yelling “fire” in a crowded theater.
The example of yelling fire in a crowded theater was that of Justice Oliver Wendel Holmes in 1919. As the Daily Wire reported, “What Holmes wrote in 1919 has now become ‘perhaps the most well-known — yet misquoted and misused — phrase in Supreme Court history.’ Its continued misuse is the result of generational ignorance, with the consequence of culturally diluting the First Amendment itself.
There are several key facts that should debunk this false claim once and for all.
Firstly, Holmes’ opinion was never binding law, with the relevant case, Schenck v. United States, having nothing to do with the intersection of free speech and violence, and certainly not fires or theaters.
Secondly, the 1969 Supreme Court decision in Brandenburg v. Ohio effectively overturned the 1919 case, which deemed that inflammatory speech is protected under the First Amendment unless it is ‘directed to inciting or producing imminent lawless action and is likely to incite or produce such action.’”
Finally, Holmes later dissented in Abrams v. United States, which was similar to the 1919 case and also surrounded the Espionage Act.”
But if none of the amendments are absolute, then I suppose that banning of slavery isn’t absolute, nor is giving the women the right to vote, establishing legal due process, repealing prohibition, or giving African Americans the right to vote. All of these things were established by amendments…but Joe Biden doesn’t think they’re absolute.
The Constitution was designed the way it is for a reason. It wasn’t by accident that the Founders framed our system of government the way they did.
James Madison reflected on the difficulties that the Founders faced when trying to craft a governing “constitution. In the Federalist Papers (No.51) Madison wrote the following:
“But what is government itself, but the greatest of all reflections on human nature? If men were angels, no government would be necessary. If angels were to govern men, neither external nor internal controls on government would be necessary. In framing a government which is to be administered by men over men, the great difficulty lies in this: you must first enable the government to control the governed; and in the next place oblige it to control itself.”
So, no, Biden, is wrong, the Constitution is the supreme law of the land and can’t be violated by him or any other government official. Their job is to preserve and protect the Constitution of the United States, not to violate it as Biden and the Democrats seek to do.
The far Left want to break into the National Archives in D.C. and steal the Constitution Nicolas Cage-style and run it through a shredder.
But, of course, Joe Biden wouldn’t know the first thing about the Constitution because he finished at the bottom of his class in law school.
And maybe that’s something that makes him dangerous.
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