Justice correspondent for The Nation, Elie Mystal, said Thursday morning the U.S. should throw out the Constitution for something “more inclusive.”
“Now in your book, ‘Allow Me To Retort,’ you reframe politics and the Constitution by kind of breaking down how it all impacts voting rights, LGBTQ rights, abortion rights, the list goes on and on. So, are you arguing that the Constitution needs to be scrapped altogether?” the host asked.
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“Sure,” a laughing Mystal responded. “But, I don’t think that’s going to happen. Like, if we could throw that out and start over with a new document that was more inclusive of everybody, that was written by everybody — at no point have black people, brown people or women had a say in actually writing the Constitution or the amendments to that Constitution — if we could throw that out and have a delegation of all Americans to write a new one, I would be all for that.” (RELATED: ACLU: Second Amendment Is Inherently Racist)
Mystal then used South Africa as an example, noting how after apartheid ended a new document was written. Mystal acknowledged that since that is unlikely to happen in U.S., he is advocating that we “interpret our Constitution so that we extend justice and fairness and equality to all as opposed to whatever the heck we do now.”
Mystal then tweeted that his segment triggered “white wing media this morning by noting that their slaver’s organizing document is trash.”
Oooh, I have trigger white wing media this morning by noting that their slaver’s organizing document is trash. 🙂 https://t.co/T2hrZQQcnu
— Elie Mystal (@ElieNYC) March 3, 2022