Congressman Calls Constitution “Accident Waiting to Happen”
The United States and our Constitution are sometimes referred to as “The Great Experiment”.
It earns this title because years ago when the United States of America was formed, it was something completely unique to the world. It was a unified nation comprised of individual sovereign states.
Some say that the great experiment has now ended, and I’m tempted to agree in some areas, and disagree in others.
One of the biggest problems is that we’ve allowed our government to get far too big and its reach is way out of control today. On the other hand, individual states do still hold some sovereignty, but many states don’t even understand how that works and just bend the knee to whoever is in the White House, unless they disagree with them.
Nearly 250 years later, we are a different nation in a much different world than what it was when we declared our independence and when our Constitution was ratified.
However, Rep. Jamie Raskin just doesn’t even seem to like the Constitution and even called some of it “an accident waiting to happen”.
“Obviously, we’re gonna need some legislative changes to the criminal code, to account for, now the possibility of presidents taking a headlong rush at seizing the Presidency,” Raskin replied. “But there are federal statutes out there that will do the job. We have course have seditious conspiracy. We have conspiracy to interfere with the federal proceeding, which I think everybody can agree took place here. After, all the whole chant was ‘stop the steal.’”
“So, yeah, I think that we will have to look at some new federal statutory changes,” Raskin continued. “And we have to look at the way that the electoral system itself is vulnerable to strategic bad faith actors like Donald Trump. The Electoral College is an accident waiting to happen and we have to deal with that at some point in American history. Why not now?”
Former Constitutional law professor and sitting congressman has a problem with the constitutional manner in which presidents are elected: "The Electoral College is *an accident waiting to happen* and we have to deal with that at some point in American history." pic.twitter.com/pF5scFAuiU
— Virginia Kruta (@VAKruta) September 11, 2022