Socialist magazine advises ‘burn the Constitution’

Socialist magazine advises ‘burn the Constitution’

There can no longer be any question about what American leftists really want.  Jacobin, a socialist magazine Vox hailed as “the leading intellectual voice of the American left, the most vibrant and relevant socialist publication in a very long time,” has published an article that says in no uncertain terms that the Constitution should be “burned.”

CNS News reported:

Jacobin claims a circulation of 15,000 with a web audience of 750,000 a month. A 2013 profile of [creator Bhaskar] Sunkara in the New York Times revealed that when Seth Ackerman, a graduate student at Cornell, wrote a piece critical of the U.S. Constitution, Sunkara came up with the title: “Seth had a title with nine words and a semicolon. I crossed it out and wrote ‘Burn the Constitution.’”

Ackerman’s article argues that the Constitution, with its governmental checks and balances, prevents “the democratic will” and “popular sovereignty.” Ackerman criticizes both conservatives and liberals for what he calls “Constitution fetish.”

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