FLASHBACK: Think Progress’ Ian Millhiser, on the GOP’s contempt for the Constitution they claim to revere, or, why do Republicans hate the Constitution, emphasis mine:
“Bachmann plans to host classes taught, not just by occasionally-correct Justice Scalia, but also by unhinged radicals such as Christian right crusader David Barton and 9/11 truther Andrew Napolitano. Barton has claimed that the entire federal highway system is unconstitutional, while Napolitano likes to write about how Social Security and the United States Census violate the Constitution when he isn’t busy speculating about whether 9/11 was an inside job.
Other GOP lawmakers have embraced a seemingly endless list of proposals to rewrite the Constitution into something barely recognizable. These range from incoming House Majority Leader Eric Cantor’s (R-VA) support for a bizarre proposal to create a new, incredibly cumbersome method to repeal federal laws, to more distressing proposals to strip people of their citizenship, enshrine discrimination into the Constitution, eliminate all federal education programs, and even repeal the New Deal and the Civil Rights era..”