December 2, 2010
DANA MILBANK THINKS AMENDING THE CONSTITUTION IS A STRANGE WAY TO HONOR THE FOUNDING FATHERS. In doing so, he displays his ignorance. The amendment process, after all, is part of the Constitution. The Framers had no illusions that they were creating perfection, and believed in the sovereignty of the people and in the power of the people to revise the Constitution as needed, through the process they created. The idea that the text of the Constitution should be revised only through judicial reinterpretation is a modern conceit, and one that does no honor to the Framers at all.
UPDATE: Reader Zev Sero is unimpressed with Milbank’s take: “So I suppose he’s against the 13th, 14th, and 15th amendments. Is that right?” Put him on the SPLC’s “hate list.”
ANOTHER UPDATE: Doug Mataconis seems to think that this is “a plan to destroy the Constitution.” See above.