The Institute on the Constitution is a regional group that offers monthly seminars to educate the public and voter's guides at election time. This is all well and good, but the main purpose of the group seems to be to provide a platform for the Constitution party (1). For those of you who don't know, they are like the Libertarians but with less sanity. Yes, it hurt to write that sentence too. Throughout their website there is a strong undercurrent of Christian theology, paranoia, and founding father worship. Their logo is a rendition of the apocryphal Valley Forge prayer session by Washington. They have held seminars denouncing evolution and trying to establish it's equally apocryphal link to Hitler (2), as well as supposedly exposing global warming as a pseudo-scientific hoax.
While Libertarians may believe their political philosophy is derived from the application of universal principles, the political philosophy of these guys derives from the assumed inerrancy of our founding documents, presumably because they were given by Jesus himself to Jefferson and Madison right before he anointed Washington as the first and only deity-approved leader of our nation.
How else can you explain their upcoming seminar about the imminent threat of a constitutional convention altering the existing document. I didn't know there was any plan to gather a Con-Con, but apparently such an event is dangerous to the Constitution. Even though it is provided for by that very document. Whats more the elite have a shovel ready New Constitution just waiting for a crisis to be implemented. They might be talking about some secret constitution, but the most complete new proposal I could find online was this one that has been sitting around for 40 years. Not very threatening if it can't get any traction after four decades.
But what bothered me most, however (and this is where I wish I had a link to their radio commercial), is that they are fearful that a new Constitution would remove any reference to God. Which means only one thing, assuming they are being honest (3); they love the Constitution so much they haven't even bothered to read the friggin thing.
(1). They do claim to be non-partisan, but the founder, Michael Peroutka, was the 2004 Constitution Party Presidential candidate.
(2) It took nearly 400 posts, but finally Godwin has been proved right.
(3) And not pedantic, since it was dated "in the year of our Lord".