Stupidest Editorial Ever

Posted: June 23, 2011 by Moron Pundit in Liberal FAIL, Moron of the Day

The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.

If you follow me on twitter (@moronpundit) you may have noticed I got a little pissed about this article at HQ.

Richard Stengel says this (among many other, often equally stupid things):

If the Constitution was intended to limit the federal government, it sure doesn’t say so. Article I, Section 8, the longest section of the longest article of the Constitution, is a drumroll of congressional power. And it ends with the “necessary and proper” clause, which delegates to Congress the power “to make all laws which shall be necessary and proper for carrying into Execution the foregoing Powers, and all other powers vested by this Constitution in the Government of the United States, or in any Department or Officer thereof.” Limited government indeed.

What.  The fuck.

One could easily argue that the central, defining task of the Bill of Rights was to limit the power of the Federal Government.  Oddly enough, most scholars would actually describe the Bill of Rights as PART OF THE CONSTITUTION.  I know, mindbottling.

So you win, Richard Stengel.  You’re the fucking king of stupid on this day, June 23rd, 2011.

Thanks to Cuffy and Ace.





  1. If the Constitution was intended to limit the federal government, it sure doesn’t say so.

    Never mind the Bill of Rights, what was the purpose of having the Senators indirectly elected by the legislatures of the individual states, but a check on FEDERAL POWER.

    I’d like to hit pettifogging Professor Know-Nothng types like this in the poon with my dogeared copy of the Federalist Papers until my arm gets tired.

  2. just as idiotic as Fareed Zakaria calling for a Facebook change to the Constitution, or something. Good thing checks & balances were put in, since we couldn’t survive if the Col. Cluelessfucks such as these two were allowed to hold sway over how laws were written.

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