Monday, March 20, 2006
Read the Constitution Lately?
Making Your Own Interpretations?
It has been demonstrated to me that many of our citizens have only a hazy knowledge of our Constitution, and even believe that they have the right to interpret what it says in their own way. Perhaps this comes partly because of the prediliction of many leftist Judges to either reinterpret the words or to invent new meaning into the words, and thus to legislate from the bench in total conflict with what the Constitution specifies. A list of over 30 such inventions by the Supreme Court in recent years has been posted on the web.
Let us be clear, however. The Constitution is the Law of the Land, but only as it has been interpreted by Judges over the several hundred years of its existence. There is no room for personal versions of what the Constitution means.
There are even those who support the idea that the Constitution is a "living document" capable of being changed to reflect the latest trends in attempts to "loosen society", such as allowing porn into our homes, prostitution, and same sex marriage.
There is only one proper way to change the Constitution. That is by the Amendment process specified by the Constitution itself.
Is it possible that our schools are shortchanging students by passing lightly over our founding documents?