Thursday, September 22, 2016
The Constitution as a Living Document
The purpose of providing a mechanism for changing a law is so that it can be interpreted strictly, until such time as it makes sense to change it. Changes are the purview of the Legislature, not the Courts or the President. Courts that interpret laws as “living documents” turn a system of laws into rule by fad and whim. Either contracts are contracts, or they cannot be counted on. A society founded on living law is no more sound than a bridge built of putty.