The More Things Change, . . . .

28 Mar

“How easily men satisfy themselves that the Constitution is exactly what they wish it to be.”

— Supreme Court Justice Joseph Story, 1845

If he could only see us now.  Treading on the Constitution is not a new phenomenon, just one that seems to be gaining momentum.

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2 Responses to “The More Things Change, . . . .”

  1. Wayne Abernathy March 28, 2014 at 10:56 pm #

    The progressives love the notion that the Constitution is a “living document,” which means that the courts can act as legislatures and in the name of the Constitution impose whatever they wish. Under that kind of interpretation, there would really be no Constitution at all.

    • illero March 29, 2014 at 6:57 am #

      Thanks for your comment. Actually, I think the arguments at the Supreme Court just this week support your statement. One Justice was appealing to “reason” by stating the possible negative practical implications of conceding Hobby Lobby’s case. But that’s not the Court’s problem — the Court should simply be judging the Constitutional issue, and if the law does not satisfy Constitutional limits, it should be declared as such, and the legislators then need to either pull back or approach their goal from a different direction.

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