I am trying to be as neutral as possible in saying that: constitutionality is just not something they care about. What they care about are (what they think or at least pretend to think will be) cost savings, getting a ‘comprehensive system’ in place, and that sort of thing. They DO NOT CARE whether what they seek and hope for and argue for is constitutional.I completely agree. 100%. And neither does anyone else. The constitution is being used as a weapon by conservatives against liberals because they can on the Obamacare issue. And on the gun issue. On the other hand, it was used the other direction on prayer in schools. And on flag burning. And more or less by the libertarians on almost all topics....bceause we don't (any of us) care about what the constitution says. We care about getting things to work our way. The constitution is sometimes strong support...and sometimes in the way. Usually, the constitution is a bolstering argument for the libertarian vision (It was written by folks whose views count as mostly libertarian today)...and so libertarians usually like it. However, libertarians don't (usually) fall in the reverentialist camp...we fall in the pro-liberty camp...and the constitution is an argument that other people pretend to care about when it suits them...so we call out their hypocricy. If it ever made a strong anti-libertarian argument...we'd drop it like a hot potato.
But I agree that that liberals don't give a **** about the constitution. And neither does anyone else.