Letter: Foundation of nation is all we need

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Three otherwise unknown college professors recently appeared on national television news to say they think the U.S. Constitution is an outdated, restrictive, flawed document, designed by "dead white guys" and needs to be replaced.

These academic midgets are obscure pseudo-intellectual progressives, with "big ideas" that almost no one cares about and have no chance of garnering the popularity needed to meet constitutional "amending" requirements.

Our "dead-white-guy" Founding Fathers possessed the moral and political clarity to design a system to change/amend the Constitution that assured that the nation wanted change, not just 50 percent plus one. Amendments require both a supermajority of the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives, and three-fourths of the state legislatures.

Since the professors' ideas are so progressively biased and intellectually banal, the only way to force them on American society is to destroy the Constitution and replace it with a "living, breathing" charter filled with privileges bestowed by the all-powerful government and minus the rights protected by the Constitution.

The Constitution is our founding document and any new founding document would "found" a new nation, and I kind of like the one we have now.

Cliff Nutting

Washougal