Some way shape or form, Beto O’Rourke is going to end up on the ballot in the 2020 election. He’s got too much momentum and trying to keep himself relevant for him not to either become a Presidential hopeful or at the very least Vice President.
But his comments in a recent Washington Post interview about the Constitution should trouble people. When asked by the interviewer if the founding document still works, O’Rourke replied:
“I’m hesitant to answer it because I really feel like it deserves its due, and I don’t want to give you a — actually, just selfishly, I don’t want a sound bite of it reported, but, yeah, I think that’s the question of the moment: Does this still work?” O’Rourke replied. “Can an empire like ours with military presence in over 170 countries around the globe, with trading relationships … and security agreements in every continent, can it still be managed by the same principles that were set down 230-plus years ago?”
He went on to say:
“That’s an answer. But that’s something that we should be debating.”
Well, Beto, you got your sound bite reported and we all know you aren’t an originalist. So should you get to the main stage of the Presidential race, expect this will come up again. Voters deserve to know how you would propose to change the very document our country is founded upon.