Democratic presidential candidate Cory Booker has ripped the Founding Fathers and the Constitution before. He’s doing it once again it would seem. “The Founders were imperfect geniuses,” Booker said. “They wrote a lot of our bigotries into [the Constitution].” He did not elaborate or give examples. It would be interesting to hear exactly what those are.
Speaking to NPR’s Morning Edition, Booker called for “creating consensus,” by leveling criticism at America’s Founding Fathers. “If you think about how we have overcome those things, it’s always been by creating, first, calls to consciousness, speaking truth about the injustices, and then bringing together those uncommon coalitions,” he said. Is it just me or does that sound like blather?
“We are a nation of conscience, and I found partners on the other side of the aisle who agree with me on these issues,” Booker said. “And we can build from there.” What things? What issues? It’s not at all clear either what ‘bigotries’ Booker was referring to in the Constitution. He hasn’t answered requests for clarification yet. I doubt he will.
Cory Booker knows nothing of the Constitution and does not understand American history. From the Politico article on him in September of last year:
“Democratic Senator Cory Booker of New Jersey detailed the Founding Fathers’ racism and misogyny in explaining his opposition to constitutional originalism during Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh’s Tuesday confirmation hearing.
“After praising the Founders as “geniuses” for devising the American system of government, Booker implied that an acknowledgment of the racism and misogyny typical of the Founders’ era required a rejection of constitutional originalism.
“I love that my colleagues keep going back to the Constitution but understand this: I laud our Founders, I think they were geniuses. But I understand that millions of Americans understand that they were also flawed people,” Booker said.
“We know our Founders and their values and their ideals but we also know that they were flawed and you can see that in the documents. Native Americans were referred to as savages, women weren’t referred to at all, African Americans were referred to as fractions of human beings. As one civil-rights activist used to say ‘constitutu, constitu, I can only say three-fifths of the word,’” he added.”
Booker has absolutely no idea what he is talking about here as usual.
It looks like his comments may have something to do with justice reform as well. Booker stated: “In fact, when I first came to the Senate, people laughed. I had people telling me, ‘There’s no way you’re going to get a comprehensive criminal justice reform bill done.'”
This almost certainly has to do with reparations. Per The Washington Free Beacon:
“Several of Booker’s fellow Democratic candidates for president, including Sens. Elizabeth Warren (Mass.) and Kamala Harris (Calif.), have come out in support of reparations, once a fringe position held on the far left. Booker has yet to take a position on paying reparations for slavery.
“Booker’s accusations of bigotry were not limited to the Founding Fathers. Booker also accused President Donald Trump of using “rank racist rhetoric” during the immigration debate, where the president has called for securing the border.
“The New Jersey Democrat also dismissed “rugged individualism.”
“I love rugged individualism and self-reliance. But rugged individualism didn’t get us to the moon,” he said. “It didn’t beat the Nazis or Jim Crow.”‘
The exact opposite is true… rugged individualism and entrepreneurship are indeed what got us to the moon. That sheer ‘Americanism’ is what beat back the Nazi hordes and what practically eradicated discrimination in this country… that is until the left came into power under Barack Obama.
This is the same guy who compared passing the fascist Green New Deal to fighting Nazis in WWII. It’s a very strange way to run for the presidency. Trashing the Founding Fathers and the Constitution will not win you many votes out there. The American experiment has succeeded beyond anyone’s imagination. And the leftist Democrats just keep on trying to destroy it.