To Really Support the Whole Constitution

Echoing Eugene’s comment below, I would feel better about the Constitutional Progressives’ “Whole Constitution Pledge” if I were confident that the drafters and signatories were truly pledging to support the whole Constitution, and not just those which can be used to advance a progressive political agenda through the courts.  Not only does the whole Constitution include Article V, as Eugene notes, but it also includes the Contracts Clause, the Privileges and Immunities Clause, the First Amendment’s Free Exercise Clause, the Second Amendment, the Fifth Amendment’s Takings Clause, and the Ninth and Tenth Amendments as well.  Given those spear-heading the pledge, including the Constitutional Accountability Center (the successor organization to Community Rights Counsel), the Center for American Progress, the People for the American Way Foundation, and Senator John Kerry, I have my doubts.

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