Tuesday, November 01, 2005
Alito Quote of the Day, Part Two
"This is the debate the country has needed for several generations: Should the Constitution be treated as so plastic, so changeable that it enables justices to reach whatever social outcomes -- "results" -- they, like the result-oriented senators who confirm them, consider desirable? If so, in what sense does the Constitution still constitute the nation"?
posted by LWY, 8:11 AM
Great articles (this and the previous one) - of course, I only went to your blog after I poorly made 2 similar points in a weaker fashion.
The Constitution should be treated as a living document. Things change and there is reason to be able to move with the times.
It shouldn't be done willy-nilly, but it shouldn't be impossible either.
That's what Constitutional amendments are for.