Tuesday, June 28, 2016

A note to our readers: Never Mind—The Constitution is Obsolete

What a relief!  As it turns out, this has all been a gigantic waste of time.  As celebrity intellectual and federal judge Richard Posner writes at the leftist website Slate:

And on another note about academia and practical law, I see absolutely no value to a judge of spending decades, years, months, weeks, day, hours, minutes, or seconds studying the Constitution, the history of its enactment, its amendments, and its implementation (across the centuries—well, just a little more than two centuries, and of course less for many of the amendments). Eighteenth-century guys, however smart, could not foresee the culture, technology, etc., of the 21st century. Which means that the original Constitution, the Bill of Rights, and the post–Civil War amendments (including the 14th), do not speak to today. David Strauss is right: The Supreme Court treats the Constitution like it is authorizing the court to create a common law of constitutional law, based on current concerns, not what those 18th-century guys were worrying about.
In short, let's not let the dead bury the living.

About time the Left were honest with us about what they really think.  Screw the Constitution and the horses it rode in on.  Let the good times roll!

1 comment:

Art Deco said...

Well, if that's the case, I think Congress should hop to and dissolve the federal courts and annul by statute every judicial opinion that incorporates a test of statutory legislation. While we're at it, a Bill of Attainder banishing the snottier members of the legal profession seems in order. I know where to start.