Apparently, no written agreement is without wiggle room. Apparently, no written contract is entirely rock solid or totally immune to collapse if no one is prepared to enforce it; not even the United States Constitution.
To most people, the Constitution is a revered document. Most of us hold it to be one of the most brilliant documents ever written by mortal man. To those who have studied it the Constitution is not merely the parchment upon which a government was built, but a culmination of the work done by some of the finest minds of its time. More than just the foundation of a government, it is the vision of free minds enhanced by the fresh clarity of having just come out from under the yolk of tyranny. It was penned by people mindful of the horrible price that would be paid to bring it to life. The writers knew it had to be worthy of that price and they delivered.
Part of the reason the Constitution has survived all these years is that we as a people have believed in it. We have understood and appreciated not only the words but the spirit of the document. That is all changing now. Today the Constitution is seen as an obstacle to federal power, and lacking congressional approval to alter it, this administration has it under assault. By default, they also have the freedoms inherent within it under assault.
It is impossible to imagine any of the founding fathers agreeing with the massive increases in spying, ceaseless attacks on the second amendment, socialization of healthcare, explosive growth in regulation, near total erosion of border protection, shear noncompliance with budgeting, the religious persecution and the political targeting we have experienced. It is also likely they would be most disturbed to learn that all of this was being done by a self-proclaimed Constitutional expert. Read the rest of this entry »