20 April 2010

The Constitotem

I just listened to one of Glenn Beck's frequent rants on the Constitution.  He does it a quite a lot so I've gotten to the point where I don't pay much attention.  To be honest, I didn't really listen this time, at least not more than enough to know that Beck doesn't really know that much about the Constitution.  His rants are directed more toward reinforcing the idea of the Constitution as a totem for the misfits, malcontents and miscreants of what passes for Conservatism these days.

I guess that's a bit of progress.  For a long time we had to put-up with veneration of St. Ronald Reagan.  He was the great spirit who watched-over Conservatives.  Now it's the Constitution.  The Constitution protects them from having to deal with the real world.

Maybe it's an improvement but I'm not sure.