Judge Posner does his part

With the retirement of Judge Richard Posner, the country continues to move in the right direction.  This judge recently said: "I see absolutely no value to a judge of spending decades, years, months, weeks, days, hours, minutes, or seconds studying the Constitution, the history of its enactment, its amendments, and its implementation[.] ... Eighteenth-century guys, however smart, could not foresee the culture, technology, etc., of the 21st century." Criticizing the Constitution for not foreseeing the technology of the 21st century is like criticizing a toaster because it won't print your document.  The Constitution is not a Buck Rogers science fiction narrative, but a plan for a people to govern themselves.  Thus, it attempts not to foresee technological developments, but rather to set up a system of government that deals with human nature.  The Founders foresaw the greed, ambition, dishonesty, and corruption of today's politicians and...(Read Full Post)