Bill Nye, that renown Constitutional scholar, wrote a piece in the Democratic propaganda sheet, Vox:
— Vox (@voxdotcom) May 24, 2015
Nye claims that the Constitution supports his contention:
When you have people denying this basic process, and how we all got here, it’s offensive to me intellectually. And I happen to think it’s unpatriotic. Article I, Section 8 of the Constitution says the government shall “promote the progress of science and useful arts.” So if you’re a politician looking to derail the progress of science, I think you’re not doing your job.
Except as Twitchy notes, this isn’t actually what the Constitution says. Art. 1, Section 8 says:
To promote the progress of science and useful arts, by securing for limited times to authors and inventors the exclusive right to their respective writings and discoveries.
So what the section is actually doing is guaranteeing the individual property rights to inventors and writers. Not saying that one should walk in lockstep with what the government decides to promote.
Of course, anyone who actually understands what the Constitution is about, understands it isn’t about promoting the government, but rather, it is about protecting the individual rights of American citizens.