Constitutional longevity

Breyer says Supreme Court risks creating ‘Constitution that no one wants’

When a part of the constitution or a law is vague and we need to make a decision, we look to the history to understand the intent of the people who enacted it. At that moment, what has already been enacted is the law and we need to understand its intent.

But the world keeps changing and we need our law and order to adapt to it. If we accept original intent as the only valid intent, we bind ourselves to the past and hamper our ability to survive in the future.

We need to take note of confusion about what is written, of disagreements about what should be, about all the decisions that are based on the law but seem wrong, or decisions that seem right but other people disagree, and we need to talk about these things. To keep moving forward, there needs to be a regular national conversation about what is working and what needs improvement.

That’s what this site is about. It’s a place to have a conversation about things, about how to move forward.

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