Constitutional Obedience

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From time to time I wonder why we run our country based on a document that was written over two centuries ago.  If we started a business based on a plan written in 1776 most of us can imagine where that might go.  I have been having trouble putting my thoughts on this issue into words but then “CBS Sunday Morning” came to my rescue.   (CBS News) Is the U.S. Constitution truly worthy of the reverence in which most Americans hold it? A view on that from Louis Michael Seidman, Professor of Constitutional Law at Georgetown University:

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One thought on “Constitutional Obedience

  1. duct tape writer

    That’s a really interesting thought. I think this is why we move towards amendments to the constitution to reflect changing values as the society matures. I also think the majority of American’s (myself included) are actually not that well educated about the Constitution in general until an issue is politicized. As Louis Michael Seidman writes issues such as gun control need not be so radically divisive. I agree with him that the “Constitutionalization” of the issue gives it much more of a charge.

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