Don Lemon, the CNN anchor, does not understand the constitution.

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"CNN anchor Don Lemon suggested on Monday that radical change is necessary in order for the "majority" to have a bigger say in government."

"During his nightly handoff with primetime colleague Chris Cuomo, Lemon floated a solution for the masses who are disenfranchised by both parties.

"We're going to have to blow up the entire system," Lemon said.

"I don't know about that," Cuomo reacted, who argued that Americans just have to vote.

"You know what we're going to have to do?… You're going to have to get rid of the electoral college," Lemon continued. "Because the minority in this country get to decide who our judges are and who our president is. Is that fair?""

""You need a constitutional amendment to do that," Cuomo replied.

"And if Joe Biden wins, Democrats can stack the courts and they can do that amendment and get it passed," Lemon shot back."  FN


Well, here's the deal, Don.   This country is a federal republic.  The Union was put together by the states.  The smaller states would not have agreed to forming the Union if the resulting country would have been run on the basis of counting noses.  To make sure that the big states did not run everything, safeguards were built into the constitution of the new country; each state has two senators, the electoral college system, etc.  As Cuomo evidently understands, a constitutional  amendment would be needed to "blow up" this system.  Guess what, Don, the smaller states will not ratify an amendment that would make them subordinate to the biggies.  Packing the courts won't do it Don.  The courts have no power to enact amendments. That dog won't hunt as LBJ woulda said.  You are from Louisiana.  You ought to understand that idiom.  What did you study in school?  Had they stopped teaching Civics?  Ah, I get it.  You were only interested in the Bill of Rights.  Read the rest of it.  You can do it.  pl

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10 Responses to Don Lemon, the CNN anchor, does not understand the constitution.

  1. turcopolier says:

    Article 5 of the US Constitution. “The Congress, whenever two thirds of both houses shall deem it necessary, shall propose amendments to this Constitution, or, on the application of the legislatures of two thirds of the several states, shall call a convention for proposing amendments, which, in either case, shall be valid to all intents and purposes, as part of this Constitution, when ratified by the legislatures of three fourths of the several states, or by conventions in three fourths thereof, as the one or the other mode of ratification may be proposed by the Congress; provided that no amendment which may be made prior to the year one thousand eight hundred and eight shall in any manner affect the first and fourth clauses in the ninth section of the first article; and that no state, without its consent, shall be deprived of its equal suffrage in the Senate.”

  2. TV says:

    I’m surprised that you wasted the time to comment on Don Lemon, a complete idiot – which of course fits him right into CNN, the village of idiots.
    Really, the people at CNN are not just looney tunes lefties, they’re truly stupid.

  3. blue peacock says:

    I believe Don Lemon gets the constitution. He’s just advocating extra-constitutional measures. Just like Reza Aslan, former CNN show host of Iranian origin, who tweeted to burn it all down if Trump and the Republicans nominate and approve a SCOTUS justice to replace Ruth Ginsberg.
    Many Democrats have been advocating the replacement of the electoral college with the popular vote since Hillary’s sure thing got upended.

  4. tedrichard says:

    in elementary school at recess we all had experience or new of someone who had in dealing with threats, intimidation and even violence for not obeying.
    we called them bullies and everyone everywhere all had the same qualities: they were cowards once confronted by someone who refused to back down and submit. without exception those who hurl threats of violence to alter relationship in their favor do so out of weakness and even desperation not strength.
    all the crap from lemon and the left and democrats is being done out of fear, weakness and desperation. they are scared at some level the public in general will or already does see through the bullshit they are trying to sell.
    their amp-ed up threats to do this or that reflects in my mind the understanding that fewer and fewer rational people are buying what they are selling.

  5. turcopolier says:

    blue peacock. Ok. If so, then let it be here. Let it be now.

  6. turcopolier says:

    I love laughing at them. I love it.

  7. PRC90 says:

    “..And if Joe Biden wins, Democrats can stack the courts and they can do that amendment and get it passed..”
    It would seem that Lemon is not too interested in Separation of Powers either. This is either ignorance, which I doubt, or the espousing of a post-Constitutional system of beliefs.
    James Madison explained the framing of the US Constitution as equipping each center of government power with the tools to defend itself against the others as “Ambition must be made to counteract ambition”. Lemon, it seems, purports to speak for or to those who’s ambition is to do away with the Constitution itself. Well, Don, even ambitious revolutionaries encounter those who’s ambition is to defeat them.
    It may be time to do a head count of the actual number and placement of post-Constitutionalists out there.

  8. JerseyJeffersonian says:

    Oh, Don is just fine with having the nation be run to the whims and the perceived benefit of a minority, or should I say, the minorities. Their prospects there have only been getting better since the changes to the immigration laws in 1965, as we have been getting demographically overwhelmed by all kinds of people who come from cultures where our system and its advantages are both unknown, and to these folks motivated by tribalist sentiments, incomprehensible. Diversity is NOT OUR STRENGTH when such zero-sum minoritatianism is the ideal and practice. True federalism has been losing badly since 1865, and subsequent waves of immigration have only exacerbated this trend. The left has weaponized this concept from the get go.

  9. eakens says:

    The beauty of the First Amendment is that you know who all the idiots and morons are. And more recently, the seditious.

  10. Jimmy_W says:

    On Don Lemon’s desire for a presidential popular vote, here is a new variation on the “National Popular Vote” Compact (state-level legislation) that has been going around:
    Basically, the current Popular Vote compacts awards electors based on the National vote count. This new proposal would award electors based on the vote count of *only* the Compact states. This would actually encourage the non-Compact states to joining the NPV Compact, as opposed to the current scheme.
    Of course, the saving grace is that all of the current Compact states will have to amend their own Compact laws before this will work. So that is not happening any time soon.

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