Letter: What does the future hold for the US Constitution?
Throughout my early education of American history and social studies, I’d occasionally hear people say “Hey, our Constitution ain’t perfect, but we’re working on it!” Everyone knows the Framers were visionary enough to allow modifications to the Constitution, as required, to adapt to a changing world, to make the nation endure.
But the underlying assumption was–no one ever said it–we would always have leaders that were rational and unwavering in their patriotism. Now, apparently, we have neither.
Would the Constitution be worded differently had it been written by God rather than by men? What if it had been written by women? Or by a single man?
It no longer matters that arguments are made for “originalism.” For it is in the future where we all must live.